Call for Blogs: Help The Guardian Expand its Network
The UK newspaper, The Guardian, is looking for people to submit their favourite blogs on any subject. They write:
If you follow a blog with a unique perspective on Africa, be it about politics or culture, media or technology, economics or the environment, let us know..
Fantastic. Embarrassing. Patronising. Inspired. More of the same. About fucking time.
Just some of the comments we have had from readers since launching the Guardian’s Africa network earlier this week. The network, which is intended to stimulate debate and introduce new voices into a conversation that has too often been dominated by outsiders, is acollaboration between the Guardian and selected sites writing from and about Africa, each with their own particular interests and identity.
So far we have carried blogs about racism in South Africa, Nollywood in Nigeria, and how African hip-hop is influencing the scene in America. We have sparked controversy with a post on the absurdity of claims that homosexuality is unAfrican; and a plea for the liberal west to stop “pitying” Africans. There’s been analysis of the rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the crackdown on dissent in Uganda and the encroaching political chaos in Zimbabwe. All this and more – as well as a recipe for biltong stew.
But that’s not the end. We want to extend our reach to different countries and demographics, so we are asking you to recommend new sites to join our partnership. To keep the network from being unwieldy we’re going to be very selective, so it has to be something special. If you follow a blog with a unique perspective on an African country, whether it covers politics or culture, media or technology, economics or the environment, let us know in the comment section below.
We will ask the best of your recommendations whether they want to join our collaboration, and the conversation about Africa, its 54 countries and one billion people, will continue to grow.
Interested? Join the conversation and submit your favourite blogs now.