Africa's new story won't be told without its diaspora: Pius Adesanmi, Professor of English and African Studies, Carleton University

Pius Adesanmi, Professor of English and African Studies, Carleton University

If 21st century Africa is a story struggling for equality in the global community of stories, to paraphrase Africa’s most famous novelist, Chinua Achebe, then Bob Geldof, Bono, and international aid and charity organizations are not the only actors seeking a space in that narrative.

Continental Africa too is seeking a space in her own story — the first step in telling and owning her own story. Eventually. For Western actors in the Mercy Industrial Complex, there is a story; for Africans, there are stories.

Read more: Africa's new story won't be told without its diaspora – CNN.com.

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