On Friday, The Telegraph ran what has to be the dumbest, most egregious piece of writing on Africa of the 21st century. In an article titled “How my dream gap year in Africa turned into a nightmare,” Louise Linton, a white Scottish actress and certified delusional person now living in Los Angeles, shares an abridged version of her bafflingly idiotic and certainly fabricated memoir, In Congo’s Shadow: One Girl’s Perilous Journey to the Heart of Africa.
You better believe there’s a Twitterstorm. We’ll get to that in a minute. But first, here are some excerpts from the article to give you an idea of what we’re dealing with:
“I had come to Africa with hopes of helping some of the world’s poorest people. But my gap year had become a living nightmare when I inadvertently found myself caught up in the fringes of the Congolese War.”