Check It Out: How Not to Write About Africa

Kenya writer Binyavanga Wainaina pens a biting--and truthful--treatise on how Africa should and shouldn't be written about. Djimon Hounsou narrates...


Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina wrote this piece a number of years ago, and earlier this year Director Jesse Dylan and his company FreeForm worked with Binyavanga and the Beninois actor Djimon Hounsou to create this filmed performance of the essay. It's a nice reality check for those--Buzz included--who deal with information regarding Africa.