Zambia: The Problem with Misconceptions

A continent as complex and beautiful as Africa is often surrounded by myths, making it difficult for people to see it objectively. A common misconception is that many view the planet’s second-largest continent, composed of 54 countries, as a single country. These types of perceptions and misconceptions are perpetuated both in the media and in pop culture a sad example of this is when Donald Trump’s description of Haiti, El Salvador and some parts of Africa as “sh*thole countries” which sparked international outrage.20180312_144008A lot of times when people think of Africa they perceive it as death, disaster, disease and despair. I wanted to highlight that I as much as all that is maybe true there are other parts and sides that you do not get to always see. If the government is corrupt, you can guess whose needs come first. In Africa, poverty is rarely the result of a lack of wealth, but rather the result of an inequitable distribution of wealth. Everyone has financial worries and security concerns, regardless of where they live in the world. With all that said allow me to introduce Zambia in picture form, an English-speaking country which is about tradition, culture, spirit, food, faith and family.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. that hibiscus rose water looks great. does it taste sweet or?

    Joy at The Joyous Living

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    1. It is actually Gin made in Zambia

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  2. Great post. It is really annoying when people refer to Africa as a country not a continent. In schools they should also focus more on breaking some prejudices and missconceptions about the world and not deepen them sometimes.

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    1. Thank you for reading. I agree that’s why i thought it was important to highlight some of the stuff people don’t see.

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