Economic Exploitation During Colonial Period

Introduction Europe’s imperial incursion into Africa in the 19th century is generally referred to as “New Imperialism”. Scholars have attributed different motives to the spread of Europe’s imperialism and subsequent colonization of Africa. Some scholars believed that humanitarian concerns, the need to end slavery by introducing legitimate commerce, to “civilize” the “backward” races of Africa, … Continue reading Economic Exploitation During Colonial Period

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#IfSlaveryWasAChoice

#IfSlaveryWasAChoice Colonialism may not have happened Balance of world power may not have been lopsided Africa may not have been mere source of raw materials Africa may not have been a third world continent Africa may be seen, treated and recognized as equal #IfSlaveryWasAChoice Racism may not be in the world “Black” may not have … Continue reading #IfSlaveryWasAChoice

Not Yet A Nation: Contemporary Nigeria from Historical Perspective

Contemporary Nigeria from Historical Perspective Nigeria is a country in the western region of Africa, with population of 170 million inhabitants but according to recent UN estimate, Nigeria has 184 million populations. Whatever the case may be Nigeria is the most populous “Black” country on earth and also one of the most ethnically diverse countries … Continue reading Not Yet A Nation: Contemporary Nigeria from Historical Perspective

Al-Gaddafi’s Evergreen UN Speech 2009

In the Name of God. In the name of the African Union, I would like to greet the members of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and I hope that this meeting will be among the most historic in the history of the world.In the name of the General Assembly at its sixty-fourth session, … Continue reading Al-Gaddafi’s Evergreen UN Speech 2009

Benin Punitive Expedition 1897

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2HHWsr3A2M This short video explains in brief detail the Benin Punitive Expedition of 1897 and the resultant pillage of the kingdom by the British. But then one important issue must be attended to in this narrative. Towards then end of this video the narrator undoubtedly acknowledge the technical sophistication of the works of arts of … Continue reading Benin Punitive Expedition 1897

Orientalism

Preface (2003) Nine years ago, in the spring of 1994, I wrote an afterword for Orientalism in which, in trying to clarify what I believed I had and had not said, I stressed not only the many discussions that had opened up since my book appeared in 1978, but also the ways in which a … Continue reading Orientalism

ORAL TRADITION

ORAL TRADITION In African societies, oral tradition is the method in which history, stories, folktales and religious beliefs are passed on from generation to generation. Webster's dictionary defines "oral" as, "spoken rather than written," and it defines the word "tradition" as, "transmittal of elements of a culture from one generation to another especially by oral … Continue reading ORAL TRADITION