Africa is Beautiful ( Perception through the eyes of the International Community)

Most of the International media hates Africa.

Through their coverage, biased stories they show.

War torn areas, disease, hungry and starving children,

bad roads, insecurity, corruption and forms of

negative publicity shaming the image of Africa as

a potential tourism destination.

The international media shows the world the perception

it has about most of Africa.

A skewed analysis, uninformed and misinformed pieces

that are apart of these lands.

Playing deaf, dumb and blind to the beauty and rich history

of Africa as a continent. A history of Kings and Queens.

The breath taking landscapes, rich climate, the various

species of flora and fauna, minerals, infrastructural

development, good education system in most parts of Africa.

Africa has one of the best education systems in the world

and every year, thousands graduate from Universities.

Let the warm climate tickle your skin, tasty fresh food

from the gardens because most of Africa relies on

subsistence farming. Smile freely with the friendly people,

experience a cultural diversity with all the different tribes,

districts, customs and ways of life of most of the indigenous people.

Take a detour to the rich History that forms most of Africa.

An enthralling historical journey from the Byzantine city of

Carthage in North Africa to the San people in South Africa and

the kingdoms of East Africa and West Africa.

Clumped with such diversity, a richness that flourishes

through the plains of Mother Africa.

Understanding why Somalia is the Horn of Africa,

why Uganda is the pearl of Africa and why Kenya is the hub

of central and Eastern Africa. A beautiful canvas that

covers most of Africa that even art wouldn’t fully paint.

A poetry anthology that wouldn’t fully describe the beauty of Africa.

The International media can be misleading with their stories.

Realities they show in current events, illusions they also derive

about modern day, Africa covered with perceptions and

assumptions, research that is misleading and not up to date.

Wars, political turmoil, disease, hunger and strife might have

ravaged these lands at one point, paid homage to these plains,

depleted bits of the savanna. Causes and effects still a part of

a struggle that is a part of developing countries

but the beauty of Africa still shines on.

International Media, show the world the amazing lush

vegetation and various tourism destinations.

Feed the world with beauty and not a negative perception of Africa.

Most of Africa is third world but steadily growing and developing

economically and politically. Here’s to the International media:

While you show the world hungry children, show them happy children in schools too.

While you show the world war torn areas, show them the beautiful infrastructure in towns too.

While you show the world sick and diseased people, show them healthy people too.

While you show the world terrorism, show them safe cities and towns too.

Let’s Stash the negative perceptions by some International media houses about Africa.

Africa isn’t all about wars, disease, hunger and political strife but also about

Tourism, beautiful night life, infrastructural development, good people,

great food, security, employment, and beautiful warm climate.

How do I know this? I live in Africa.

©FloetryC 2015



Author: AfroetryC

I am an African woman and a mother to a precious little angel. I love to use the term "Afro-floetic Queen" mostly to describe my poetry and my roots. I love, soul music and inspirational bits of knowledge to offer advice and counseling to those who need it. I can be very witty, straight forward but fun. Ha. ha... A colorful perception of the world - expressed in my poetry. I want to inspire people with my Poetry...give them hope, while also advising them. Life is a learning process and i am happy when one of my pieces directly affects or inspires one of my readers. Let's take a detour around experience, and let me fill your minds with sweet poetic juices.... Note: Just changed my user name from FloetryC to AfroetryC because the latter is more personal and describes my Spoken Word Poetry better.

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