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Entries Tagged as 'Nairobi'

The “Real” Nairobi

August 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Africa, Blog posts by Lia, Novelty, Recommended sights

I recently started reading and enjoying the blog called “Sociological Images,” which I find to be provocative and insightful. But a recent post by Lisa Wade gave me pause. From the post: Sadie M. sent in an example of the reproduction of the idea that “Africa” is an arid, desolate place where nature still dominates [...]

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Travel Movies We Love: The Africa Movie without Meryl Streep

March 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Blog posts by Betty, Travel Movies We Love

#10. Nowhere in Africa (2001) I was immediately transported the first time I saw Out of Africa. Meryl Streep, vast swaths of the Serengeti. Robert Redford. What’s not to love? It immediately made me want to go to the continent. The problem, unfortunately, is that because it came out in 1985, it now feels very [...]

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