"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

9.27.2007

does she speak french?

Oh, good lord.

I'll have more thoughts on this later. But a few reflections on this particular article:

1. Rwanda is NOT war-torn. It hasn't been war-torn for a good ten years. It's a very nice, pleasant, safe, developing country with authoritarian rule. There's a mall in Kigali. There are nice restaurants and Western-style coffee shops and 4 and 5-star hotels. Crime is minimal. I feel perfectly safe walking down the street alone at night.
2. There is SO much attention already on Rwanda. The place is crawling with development workers and Western missionaries.
3. The only possible good that could come out of this is Paris Hilton being shocked into the reality that there is poverty in this world.

Oh, good lord.

1 Comments:

Anonymous rp said...

"You know, I've spent time in prison. I KNOW how hard it must be for you poor Rwandans! God bless you, each and every one!!"

Paris

Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:51:00 PM

 

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