(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
[literature] It is often easier to maintain familiar and familiar notions than to work on new ones. The idea of "Africa" is one such notion, which despite the fact that we live in both the age of information and political correctness, has proved unusually viable. "Africa" is an exotic, inferior and alien place. This is evident not only in Norwegian politicians when they are about to save the world with a thick wallet, but also in the Norwegian media talk.
Most recently a few weeks ago, Dagbladet proclaimed on the front page: "We put the spotlight on Africa" (April 24). It was "African" books the editors had in mind: "A new Norwegian novel about the relationship between the West and the developing countries is startlingly well written,". . .
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