Posted on 03/08/2013
This interview took place yesterday.
Interesting interview. I find questions such as “Why do you stay there?” to be indicative of where the interviewer’s mindset is before the interview even gets under way. People have such different measurements for what makes life comfortable and enjoyable. I’m not sure where the interviewer is based, but I’d say that she’s likely American given her accent. I could easily ask her “Why do you stay in America? I mean, it’s one of the most racist, violent countries on the planet. The level of corruption at the corporate level is off the charts. Why do you stay there?? In all seriousness though, people judge the conditions of another country, without even having been there, on news reports, and it’s as if their existence is so perfect. I was recently in Kenya and if was to have based my impression of the country off the news reports around the election, the ICC indictment of Kenyatta, the human development index, Kebira, yadda, yadda yadda, I’d never go there. As Chimamanda Adichie reminds us, beware “the danger of the single story”.
Thank you so much for the comment.Yes I found that question very interesting. Africa is an interesting & diverse continent.Off line she admitted that she was planning a trip to Zimbabwe. Her friends had visited and they really had a great time. Most times when people interview you, they have what I like to call their ‘agenda’.Important to understand that aspect
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