I am just back from a four week trip to Africa. In an earlier post, I mentioned that I wouldn’t be blogging during that time. In that post, too, I included a picture which I took some years ago during an earlier trip to Central Nigeria. It showed three people and a cow on the back of a pickup. One of the readers of this blog found this picture offensive and advised me to be more culture sensitive. I was a bit surprised, since I didn’t mean to criticize or mock anyone. But then, I decided to delete the post.
Now here is my question to you:
- What do you think should or should not be shown on a picture taken in Africa?
- In your opinion, what would be “good practise”, what would be inappropriate?
I realise that this is a bit off-topic for this weblog, which is normally more about learning Hausa and other LCTLs, but it would still be nice to share some of your experiences with me and others.