AfriGeneas Writers Forum
Connecting with Global Voices
Hello Afrigeneas Writers:
When Afrigeneas launched the Writers Forum in 2001, I wrote about the importance of experiencing other cultures in order to write about and appreciate our own.
" You must move beyond your experience to learn its contrasts. Examine other cultures, walk in different neighborhoods. If you can't travel then go to the movies or watch a foreign film, read good books, read trashy ones. How else can you understand the contrast between good and bad taste? Question everything. Read history, it reveals so much about who we were and who we will become. So when you look through the lens always ask yourself what you see. You'll always see more than just your subject."
Below is the link to "Global Voices Online." They describe themselves as a "citizens’ media project, sponsored by and launched from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School."
"A growing number of bloggers around the world are emerging as “bridge bloggers:” people who are talking about their country or region to a global audience. Global Voices is your guide to the most interesting conversations, information, and ideas appearing around the world on various forms of participatory media such as blogs, podcasts, photo sharing sites, and videoblogs."
"Global Voices" will take you to any part of the world, where you can read and comment about subjects from literature to, culture, the Diaspora, history, business, technology etc.
Please let me know if you've found an interesting connection. And if you do, please tell them about Afrigeneas. I'm sure that they would be fascinated by our history.
Enjoy "Global Voices"
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