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Writer Skeptical of Attempts to 'Save' Africa

Writer Skeptical of Attempts to 'Save' Africa

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In an op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post, writer Uzodinma Iweala argues that Africa does not want to be "saved." He says that high-profile Western celebrities monopolize the spotlight, while Africans working hard on the ground go unnoticed.

Uzodinma Iweala, author, Beasts of No Nation; author, "Stop Trying to 'Save' Africa," published in the Washington Post