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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience

Illustration: Thomas Pullin
Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience
The continent’s elites have to reject the notion that being ‘modern’ and ‘civilised’ means aping the west...
Sun 12 Nov 2017 13.50 EST
Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 08.54 EST
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ne of the greatest ironies in the history of the collapse of any civilisation must be the initial interaction between Africans and Europeans. The Igbos in the east of Nigeria, for instance, initially saw the Europeans as madmen of strange appearance and ill-formed ideologies. On banking, the Igbos wondered how an adult in his right mind could hand over his possessions for others to keep for him. By the end of the 19th century, the “madman” had overturned their civilisation, and they had adopted his.
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