An image of Africa- Critique

I thought that this was a pretty interesting project. Particularly the point where the writer points out that shifts in depictions and descriptions of Africa have “progressed” only because of changes in globalization, and far less than we would assume. I think that this is a great point because it seems to really hint at the connection between commerce and racial depictions within art. While on the surface the two could be seen as unrelated I think, throughout history we seen serveral examples of this dynamic. From Benito Cerino to Heart of Darkness I think the relationship between commerce and the depiction of Africa is a useful lens to analyze literature through.


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