Saturday, June 23, 2007

Special Africa Issue of Vanity Fair

This month Vanity Fair Magazine has done a special edition on Africa edited by Bono. When I first heard of this I thought "Oh great, another collection of articles about how down trodden Africa is." Instead I find that the magazine demonstrates a lot of depth and breath about the continent. There is so much to see and read, it may well take longer than a month to go through. I've only just picked it up and it seems jam packed with articles on many aspects of African people such as political figures, African filmmakers and musicians, and the African News network and so much more. There is even a article about African writers (p. 118 - 122) that is quite commendable.

There several different covers featuring famous people photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Each cover has someone from the previous cover whispering in the ear of the next person. (It was funny that George Bush is one of the people. It's Condi Rice who talks to him and Desmond Tutu who sits with Bush. I think it would take a saintly figure like Tutu to be willing to sit with the man.) Pick up this special edition July Vanity Fair magazine. It is not to be missed!


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