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on the poverty of twenty-first century life

I've been waiting for someone to complain about this last reference to poverty. Since no one has responded, I'll do it myself: isn't it possible to write about Africa without going down this old and dusty road to the waterhole of guilt and responsibility? Can't we think about the arts scene in Ghana - as in a recent issue of Frieze - without pointing to the massive discrepancies between Europe and the continent from which, even without Sörgelian intervention, it is barely separate? A Gambian friend goes further: can't you drop all this talk about the colonies? Why do you have to think it's all about you?

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