Latest Twitter trend: sharing pictures of a self-empowered Africa

Recently Africans have taken to Twitter to spread a narrative of the continent that is all about self-empowerment and pan-African accomplishments using the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou. Given the nature of the platform, the message is conveyed most powerfully via images.

Beauty, and more generally aesthetic, plays a big part in this reconfiguration of the global imaginary, as shown in the report posted in the Guardian.

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