Here’s a refreshing reminder of just how quickly the media is catching up to today’s diverse diaspora. It’s no longer a big deal, at the Fishbowl end, to come across a woman wearing a full hijab on the cover of a major magazine.
Nevertheless, in Africa, the sight of Senegalese TV anchor Oumy Ndour on the cover of the April issue of Condé Nast Traveler will be a happy source of pride. The issue hits newsstands Wednesday.
Ndour, who works for Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise, cuts an equally striking figure in her TV reports. Meanwhile, here’s how Condé Nast Traveler editor in chief Pilar Guzman framed overall, to the New York Post, the Africa-focused April issue:
“Africa is no longer just a destination for a bucket-list safari. With this issue, we are making a plea to look beyond the political headlines… and remember how shockingly beautiful–and culturally significant — some of these places are.”