Africa is NOT a Great Country!
Africa is a big continent with more than 50 countries. In fact, it is the second biggest continent after Asia. Africa is not a great country. Neither is Europe a great country, nor Asia, nor Latin America.
The difference seems to be, that nobody would even consider calling these continents a country – Why then Africa? Jens Assur’s fine pictures from Africa do not add up to a “great country”, as the title of the exhibition (“Africa is a Great Country”) – to open this week at Liljevalchs in Stockholm – suggests.
Coming from a diverse continent that has been very much misconstrued, we are weary and worried by a potentially denigrating language, even if this narrative is done with the best of intentions.