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I don't really feel like editing this, its not a really article on african clothing which is much more abundant still then this article suggest. The article is on the (forced?) transit to western looks. Controversy's definetly have rissen. On two occasions this cloth distribution has been in the media negativly, namely in actually not doing a distribution but a trade, wich on many occasions asks severe prices for old western dumps. Furtehrmore with the longstanding tradition some institutions have created channels that loose up to 90% of the ghattered clothes in the process. (the experience i have with it they are dumped as some kind of landfill in the end. Lastly on at least two occasions i have been confronted with african people(and in that sense representatives of nations or cultures), that just plainly said... well you gathered these millions of clothes (as refugees etc themselves witness) , where did they go? We never got any, haven't we both been framed? I hope this suffices to cast some doubts on the concepts in the article and stirs things up in this theoretically usefull discussion by Liam A.