I have formed my opinion of Africa from a 'Western' point of view, which is based on the exports, photos and stories I am exposed to. Of course there are so many cliché notions, like the poverty and despair, that are derived from Africa but there are also so many positive perceptions that are, unfortunately, often outweighed by the negative. However, there are countless encouraging and affirmative representations out there and focusing on the negative never got anyone anywhere.
♥ "Change your thoughts and you change your world." Norman Vincent Peale.