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Earlier this week, Jesse Clarke – self-described as an ex-muslim atheist and human rights activist, a 25 year olf Brit living in Malawi, tweeted to Cardi B asking her to donate the money she wished to use to buy a bag for herself to young girls in need in Malawi instead.
For his post, he got a lot of praise, and yet also a sizeable amount of critique and backlash, where several Malawians reached out to him to tell him that his approached reeked of a savior complex, and that he should not be begging on behalf of Malawi.
Takondwa wrote a brilliant article, on why we need to speak more on western do-gooders in Malawi, and Africa at large.