Zambia: The Problem with Misconceptions

With so many myths about Africa in existence, it is often hard to get a realistic view of a continent that is as complex as it is beautiful in its own right. There are many that have a tendency of reducing the planet’s second-largest continent of 54 countries to a single country. Misconceptions, perceptions and generalisations like these are perpetuated both by the media and pop culture. Donald Trump’s description of Haiti, El Salvador and some parts of Africa as “sh*thole countries” sparked international outrage and is a sad example of this.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 may be true there are other parts and sides that you do not get to always see. Poverty in Africa is rarely due to a lack of wealth, but rather due to a failure to distribute wealth evenly and when the government is corrupt you can guess whose needs come first.IMG_20171113_151740_08320171216_182914IMG_1507Truth is no matter where you are in the world people have the same financial worries and securities. 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.IMG_151120180709_14565520180709_145650.jpg20180519_10443820180210_16223420180322_155243

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  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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