Monday, August 24, 2015

Never, ever say anything negative about an elephant or a gorilla, and other important writing advice

Digital Nomad makes reference to How to Write about Africa, a satirical essay, when he quips: “In your text, treat Africa as if it were one country.”

Turns out, the essay, is packed full of hilarious anti-wisdom. Here's a few recommendations about food:

Make sure you show how Africans have music and rhythm deep in their souls, and eat things no other humans eat. Do not mention rice and beef and wheat; monkey-brain is an African’s cuisine of choice, along with goat, snake, worms and grubs and all manner of game meat. Make sure you show that you are able to eat such food without flinching, and describe how you learn to enjoy it—because you care.

Definitely worth a read, and a powerful reminder that satirical content isn't limited to politics.

Read the essay

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