In her talk on the danger of a single story Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie spoke about her surprise when she left Nigeria and found that she was seen as African rather than Nigerian.

There are 53 countries in Africa, and the continent is big – bigger than China, India, the USA, Western Europe combined. Yet it is often referred to as if it were one country.

Here’s another game from Sporcle (thanks to them I can now name the states of the USA) about African countries. How many can you name?


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Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.