Wednesday, May 22, 2019
'When I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it: always.'
The problem with this type of writing about Africa is that it denies equal humanity to African people. It reveals that this denial is entrenched, embedded deep in our collective subconscious and may never be overcome. And that is truly sad.
'put discussions of race and heritage on the table and leave it there, talk about them, until we can move past the discomfort. Then keep talking.'
...It is an undeniable fact that Europe has always had a toxic relationship with Africa. Africans voted to leave the same Europe that traded Africa's children for cheap cotton, the same Europe that carved up Africa's land and created countries that split kingdoms and made families of warring factions, the same Europe that imposes stringent trade restrictions on Africa and then watches blithely as Africans drown in the sea
International law ignores the African subject in favour of the ‘African project’
The Battleground over African bodies that Ignores African Minds
The contradiction between aid to Africa and the exploitation of Africa’s resources needs resolution.
‘When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.’