How to Write about India

In the JNL6027 class, we were shown this interesting piece titled How to Write about Africa which highlighted the clich├ęs writers and journalists use when expanding on the 'dark continent' (see, I did it too!). It struck me that even India (the country I'll be focusing on in my blog for this module) has its … Continue reading How to Write about India

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Crossing Borders

Stereotypes exist everywhere. Be it in your mind, in the media or in how you're served over a counter. Linked to the concept of stereotypes is the 'single story' - Chimamanda Adichie, in her TED talk, speaks about the danger of a single story, whereby hearing only one story about a particular place or person … Continue reading Crossing Borders