Trademarking ‘Hakuna Matata’ Is a Tipping Point in Disney Portrayal of Africa

Hollywood has long used stereotypical tropes in depicting African culture — but this Lion King move goes too far

The Guardian
Dec 21, 2018 · 4 min read
Photo: Chris Polk/FilmMagic

By Namwali Serpell

Heckles and eyebrows are rising at the news that Disney Corporation has trademarked the Swahili…

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