At the end of colonialism, when we were in an era that accepted that the money-nexus days were numbered, there was an interesting reversal of roles. It was somewhat as those renovation shows with a team of builders and a client, the developing world was the client and the developed world's task was to listen to their needs and find solutions in keeping with their culture and wishes. They had been Cinderella, now it was time for the rich industrialised nations to act as fairy godmother.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, September 11, 2020.