Always use the word 'Africa' or 'Darkness' or 'Safari' in your title. Subtitles may include the words 'Zanzibar', 'Masai', 'Zulu', 'Zambezi', 'Congo', 'Nile', 'Big', 'Sky', 'Shadow', 'Drum', 'Sun' or 'Bygone'. Also useful are words such as 'Guerrillas', 'Timeless', 'Primordial' and 'Tribal'. Note that 'People' means Africans who are not black, while 'The People' means black Africans.

via www.granta.com

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  • Posted by Holli on November 12, 2009

    I borrowed this same, famous and amazingly written piece, over on Holli’s Ramblings last month.
    It keeps people in check and needs to be republished over and over again! So thanks…
    Cheers
    Holli in Ghana

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