Africans

Thomas Sankara’s Speech

"The revolution and women’s liberation go together. We do not talk of women’s emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph." Fellow Young African Pioneers, it is with great pleasure I post the the remarkable and evergreen speech of… Continue reading Thomas Sankara’s Speech

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Africans, History

Chi in Igbo cosmology

  Chi in Igbo cosmology by Chinua Achebe There are two clearly distinct meanings of the word chi in Igbo. The first is often translated as god, guardian angel, personal spirit, soul, spirit-double etc. the second meaning is day or daylight but it most commonly used for those transitional periods between day and night or… Continue reading Chi in Igbo cosmology

Africans, History, Politics

Book of the Month: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa pdf

Book of the Month: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa pdf This book derives from a concern with the contemporary African situation. It delves into the past only because otherwise it would be impossible to understand how the present came into being and what the trends are for the near future. In the search for an understanding… Continue reading Book of the Month: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa pdf

Pan-Africanism

Tribute to: Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah

Fellow Young African Pioneers, on this day March 6th, 1957, Ghana became the first  independent African state through the effort of great Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, and others who struggled had to gain independence for Ghana. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah on becoming the first independent leader of Ghana, revealed his hopes and aspirations for Ghana and the rest of Africa… Continue reading Tribute to: Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah

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REMEMBERING SOBUKWE: THE REVOLUTIONARY THINKER

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Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: Founding President of the PAC of Azania Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe

Ma Veronica Sobukwe captured the essence of her late husband’s core mission in life when she chose the apt inscription for his gravestone: “True leadership demands complete subjugation of self, absolute honesty, integrity and uprightness of character, courage and fearlessness, and above all, a consuming love for one’s people.”

Using a political lens, the kernel of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe’s contribution to public discourse in South Africa may best be understood as revolutionary thought leadership.

He noted early on, that in African history some chiefs and traditional leaders had, of their own free will, participated in the sale of their subjects to slave traders. They had showed no care for the well-being of their own people, and gleefully focused on self-enrichment. They collaborated with foreign invaders to entrap African people and turn them into beasts of burden. They were invariably used as pacifiers to help get little or…

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Africans, History

Wole Soyinka: Abiku

Wole Soyinka Abiku Wanderer child. It is the same who dies and returns again and again to plague the mother – Yoruba belief. In vain your bangles cast Charmed circles at my feet I am Abiku, calling for the first And the repeated time.   Must I weep for goats and cowries For palm oil… Continue reading Wole Soyinka: Abiku