Friday, November 7, 2008

Africa is a country

A blog, est. 2007: Africa is a Country. Sean Jacobs writes about media attention to Africa and about his life as a South African in the United States.

The blog's About page notes that "Africa is a country" is a common mistake. Jacobs even catches New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in it:

Walking through the Olympic Village the other day, here’s what struck me most: the Russian team all looks Russian; the African team all looks African; the Chinese team all looks Chinese; and the American team looks like all of them.

comments: 2

Slywy said...

I don't really expect much more from Thomas Friedman, honestly.

Michael Leddy said...

I guess I'd expect more from the Times though. (It's still uncorrected!)