Africa in History
African peoples south of the Sahara had no written language, there
are few records. And these records have been horribly distorted by
the needs of the colonial powers to demonstrate their superiority
and prove that they were bringing civilisation to Africa, an Africa
that had no civilisation of its own.
It is very
important to try and uncover the history of Africa, to show that
the continent has a great and wonderful past. There is poverty and
corruption and danger, like in Europe at the end of the Middle
Ages. Europe went back to study its origins in Rome and Athens in
order to find a way to rebirth, the rennaissance. Africa too needs
to go back and find meaning and pride in its past so that after the
ravages of colonialism, the African rennaissance can begin.
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