Monday, June 09, 2014

African History Interrupted By Slavery And Colonialism

Majority of African people suffer from Inferiority complex, because of the huge amount of literature that portrays them like savage before the arrival of Europeans.
Anyone interested in african history know that’s not true. NOT AT ALL!
Now, According to Columbia University’s Alexander Ives Bortolot “Contrary to popular views about precolonial Africa, local manufacturers were at this time creating items of comparable, if not superior, quality to those from pre-industrial Europe.

Due to advances in native forge technology, smiths in some regions of sub-Saharan Africa were producing steels of a better grade than those of their counterparts in Europe, and the highly developed West African textile workshops had produced fine cloths for export long before the arrival of European traders.”
“Prior to the European voyages of exploration in the fifteenth century, African rulers and merchants had established trade links with the Mediterranean world, western Asia, and the Indian Ocean region. Within the continent itself, local exchanges among adjacent peoples fit into a greater framework of long-range trade.
The merchants from Britain, France, Portugal, and the Netherlands who began trading along the Atlantic coast of Africa therefore encountered a well-established trading population regulated by savvy and experienced local rulers.”

African progress has been stopped by slavery and colonialism because we didn’t have guns when the europeans came.
Slavery and colonialism ARE NOT Africa History, They have interrupted it!

 By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN
from here

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