MY LIFE IN SEARCH OF AFRICA (J.H Clarke)j

“The Europeans not

only colonialized most of the world, they began to colonialize information about the world and its people. In order to do this, they had to forget, or pretend to forget, all they had previously known abut the Africans.

It is unfortunate that so much of the history of Africa has been written by conquerors, foreigners, missionaries and adventurers. The Egyptians left the best record of their history written by local writers.

Egypt gave birth to what later would become known as ‘Western Civilization,’ long before the greatness of Greece and Rome.

When a Alexander the Greek (Not Great) came into Africa, instead of burning libraries, and that’s one of the greatest myths of history (The burning of Alexandria library 📚) he sent the books home to Aristotle, who rewrote a lot of them and put his name on them. And So a lot of what you think is Aristotle’s writings are plagiarism from African writings

The cruelest thing slavery and colonialism did to the Africans was to destroy their memory of what they were before foreign contact”

~John Henrik Clarke

He captured my thoughts exactly. The colonisation of information about Africa is more DETRIMENTAL than the geographical colonisation.

Dear fellow African people, we’ve got a lot of decolonisation to do.

Decolonise your minds

Decolonise your worldview

Decolonise your Tongue/language

Decolonise your names

Decolonise your spirituality and divinity

Decolonise your God (for the religious)

Decolonise your Government

Decolonise education

Etc

If you haven’t read any of his works, hurry now, you will be glad you did.

Uba Acho.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s