September 14, 2006
This is all part of an incredibly tiresome "controversy" about the skin colours and ethnic backgrounds of people speaking at a blogging conference in Grahamstown, South Africa today and tomorrow. (Rush over at 3.30pm on Friday to hear me tell all about photo-blogging.)
If you believe me, I will be talking about the blogging scene in Africa to a mixed audience of like-minded people drawn from across the continent, from Egypt in the north to South Africa in the south (warning, some of the South Africans will also be white).
If you believe Sokari, I will be just another "big white chief" addressing an audience "full of eager black faces looking intently at the white chiefs for guidance".
She illustrates her rant with a cartoon of a pink-skinned pig. Nice.
UPDATE: The pig / hairless-pink-bulldog-with-trotters has gone.
Posted by aheavens at September 14, 2006 1:05 PM