Proud to be an African

  • Erna Oliver
  • Willem Oliver

Abstract

The current situation in which Africa finds herself can hardly be described and evaluated positively. The reason is to be found in the past two centuries, when this continent was colonised, enslaved and exploited. The consequences of these atrocities still have a negative effect on most of the inhabitants and governments of Africa. The environment created by these consequences tends to overshadow the illustrious past of Africa. An Akan proverb states: Se wo werefi na wo sankofa a yenkyi.1 In line with this, the authors suggest that the people of Africa should be taught about Africa’s past, in order to empower them and give them new hope for the future and so that Africa can claim back its rightful place in the world.

Published
2019-08-08
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1995-641X
print ISSN: 0256-2804