Joel Savage en Lifestyle, Communications and journalism, Healthcare Freelance Journalist, writer and author • A MIXTURE OF PERIODICALS 27/9/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +500

I AM AN AFRICAN WRITER THUS; MY WRITINGS REFLECT ON MY CULTURE

I AM AN AFRICAN WRITER THUS; MY WRITINGS REFLECT ON MY CULTURE

Africa not only tough but strange that the white man can't find the secret of their survival


Lack of education is said to be one of the causes leading to teenage pregnancy. Thus, if the rate of teenage pregnancy is higher in America and Europe than in Africa, who is learning?

Once a journalist asked Chinua Achebe, one of Africa’s greatest and international known writers, the reason he hasn’t written any book about Europe or America. Achebe responded by saying that a lot has already been written about those two continents. 
Yes, there are thousands of European and American writers but only a few write about Africa, and what they write is sometimes disgusting, just like how the colonial masters underdeveloped the continent.

The Western and America media promote Africa as a continent of poverty, war, disease and ethnic conflicts, than a place where tons of raw materials are imported to feed, employ and develop the Advanced Countries. 

Even though poverty has prevented many African children  out of schools, social problems in Advanced Countries exceed what is in Africa. It is often said that one of the reasons of teenage pregnancy is illiteracy, yet Britain leads with teenage pregnancy followed by America.

We need to find out the reasons educated Britain and America are facing teenage pregnancy explosion, despite their best educational facilities, while such problems are less in underestimated Africa. So who is learning? 

I am an African writer, therefore my writing reflects on my culture. Africa can be set on top of the mountain by the Western and American media, as number one problem continent in the world, yet Europe and America have no solutions to their innumerable social problems, including teenage smoking, drug abuse, child abuse, immorality, drug trafficking, gun violence and suicide.

The face of Africa is physically and medically disfigured and tainted. Many of A