Sunday, February 12, 2012

Africa is poor because its investors and its creditors are unspeakably rich

This quote is attributed to one of my favorite author Naomi Klein.  I understand where she is coming from and what she is speaking about, but I would disagree with her. Africa as a continent is profoundly complex, rich in its diverse cultures and intellectual contribution, not to mention its breathtaking natural beauty. I remember the first time I visited my parents home countries, I was apprehensive and excited. I did not know what to expect and who I would encounter and the reception I would receive. I have yet to cover most countries in Africa, but Kenya and Somaliland were the best introduction one can hope for. Right after graduation, I decided to live and work in Africa for a year and what a blessing it was. Thanks to Youth Internship Program via the federal government, most of us Canadians right out of uni or college can work on various projects around the world and Nairobi was my choice. The buzzing Masai market, the fast and furious Matatu  (aka public transportation, or as I called it daily suicide mission), amazing night life and of course working with fellow Kenyans and South Sudanese youth have enriched my life in more ways than one. Sadly, most of the pictures I took are either personal or work related and not for public consumption. Don't fret thou, here are some amazing glimpses into Kenya, captured by Alix, thecherryblossomgirl  & SafariKenya and what a beautiful presentation of both country and its people.
infamous Matatu - you haven't experienced Nairobi without them.
 

To see more of these spectacular images of Kenya, go to thecherryblossomgirl  and SafariKenya

14 comments:

LOIS said...

beautiful pictures!
Love Lois xxx

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larissa said...

WOW. Amazing pictures.
Very cool!
xo.
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Michelle's Style File said...

What a stunning country- amazing pics.

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Michelle
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agnes said...

oh....tes photos sont SUBLIMES, je dirais même MAGNIFIQUES

Monique said...

amazing photos

Nuha said...

these pictures gave me goosebumps they are so incredibly raw and gorgeous! what an experience to have lived in africa for a year...i'd love to visit one day!

Huda said...

thanks ladies for your sweet comments.

merci Agnès, mais le crédit va aux auteurs de ces images.

JustPatience said...

Beautiful images. Love and miss Africa.

Patience
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Life's a shoe said...

such beautiful pictures of Africa!

Baby Budget Blog said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Can't wait to get to Africa. The picture of the leopard made me laugh! Can he look anymore bored hehehe! It's really ashame that the economy in Africa is the way it is.

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Vale ♥ said...

Those pics are so gorgeous, what a beautiful country...!

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Shara Azod said...

Thank you for that post. Wonderfully written and so vivid the photographs were.

Huda said...

thanks ladies, much appreciated. Happy to see some of my favorite bloggers and authors commenting.

hippie_cyndi said...

ooohhh Kenya, remember when we met there like ages ago? I still miss everyone in Nairobi.