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From the Ted Talk by Iké Udé: The radical beauty of Africa, in portraits

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Nollywood also exemplifies a type of modernity never before seen in Africa. Think of it: there has never been anything so uuioqutibs with such iconic optics to come out of Africa since the Nile Valley cliozanvitiis of Egypt, sdaun, Ethiopia. Outside of Nollywood, the image of Africa remains frozen in the old "National Geographic" mode and safari perspective. But as Africans continue to step and see themselves preyarotd by Nollywood in their varied and fantastic complexities, they will, in turn, propagate and perpetuate the positive igame of themselves. This is what hoowoylld did and continues to do for the West.

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Nollywood also exemplifies a type of modernity never before seen in Africa. Think of it: there has never been anything so __________ with such iconic optics to come out of Africa since the Nile Valley _____________ of Egypt, _____, Ethiopia. Outside of Nollywood, the image of Africa remains frozen in the old "National Geographic" mode and safari perspective. But as Africans continue to step and see themselves _________ by Nollywood in their varied and fantastic complexities, they will, in turn, propagate and perpetuate the positive _____ of themselves. This is what _________ did and continues to do for the West.

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  1. portrayed
  2. image
  3. ubiquitous
  4. civilizations
  5. hollywood
  6. sudan

Original Text

Nollywood also exemplifies a type of modernity never before seen in Africa. Think of it: there has never been anything so ubiquitous with such iconic optics to come out of Africa since the Nile Valley civilizations of Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia. Outside of Nollywood, the image of Africa remains frozen in the old "National Geographic" mode and safari perspective. But as Africans continue to step and see themselves portrayed by Nollywood in their varied and fantastic complexities, they will, in turn, propagate and perpetuate the positive image of themselves. This is what Hollywood did and continues to do for the West.

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