Africa needs to heal the psychological effects of “centuries of alienation and enslavement” to regain self-esteem and self-respect.
Tutuola was dismissed by his critics as a relic of a dying and forgotten past of a dark continent that was awakening and harkening to the call of Europe’s colonising civilisation. How wrong they were!
In Rhodesia the racists opposed the decolonisation wave. Trump headlines an anti-globalisation movement. Ian Smith famously vowed that the tiny white minority would rule modern-day Zimbabwe for 1,000 years. He was wrong
When people gathered together to resist not being seen as people…in Tahrir Square in Egypt, or at the beginning of the Arab Spring in Tunisia, they sang “Get up, stand up”
Cutting edge science based on indigenous knowledge could lead to the development of drought-tolerant crops or new medicines for the future