Guardian Unlimited Politics | Comment | Christopher Davis: The frontier continent

Guardian Unlimited Politics | Comment | Christopher Davis: The frontier continent

To regard religion in Africa in these terms is to put their religion where our politics should be. Our error begins with the place in our imaginations that we force Africa to occupy. We are subject to ‘African exceptionalism’: a sense that Africa is so different, so impossible to organise, that any undertaking is practically pointless.

Strong words…

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