South Africans persist in being foreigners in their continent

08 March 2020 - 00:00

‘Oh cool, you’re from South Africa? Which country?” I can’t stop my eyes widening at this bizarre response — a new variation on the stereotype of the geographically challenged foreigner who thinks “Africa” is a country. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about travelling as an African, it’s that we assume the responsibility of correcting all manner of odd responses and shades of ignorance.

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