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NYAC S1 Episode 1: Taylor Swift, Colonization and Clichés about Africa

NYAC S1 Episode 1: Taylor Swift, Colonization and Clichés about Africa

Welcome to the premiere of Not Your African Cliché! A bi-weekly(ish) podcast where 4 African women talk about their experiences living at home and abroad.

This week we talk about:
• Stereotypes about Africa we’ve encountered
• KONY 2012
• White Saviors - http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/
• Our disgust of Adam Sandler’s movies
• Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams video - http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/09/01/436653602/taylor-swift-is-dreaming-of-a-very-white-africa
• Colonization

Things we are currently reading/watching/listening to
o Adele’s "Hello"
o New Nigerian Music (especially Femi Leye and Kaliné)
o Gimlet Media’s "Startup" and "ReplyAll"
o Showtime’s "Dexter"
o Chimamanda Adichie’s "The Thing Around Your Neck"
o Nnedi Okarafor’s "Lagoon"

Show was mixed by Ifeoluwa Olokode, and theme music is "Ayo" by the über talented Femi Leye

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