With ‘A United Kingdom,’ David Oyelowo Shows ‘The Africa I Know’

LA Times – The last time an African prince was at the center of a Hollywood film, Eddie Murphy was “Coming to America” in 1988. That’s because, most often, when images of Africa make it to the big screen, they’re rooted in stereotype: a lanky child, stomach swollen from malnourishment; an impoverished, overcrowded shanty town; a group of hunter gatherers who communicate with the clicks of their tongues.


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