How did africans see themselves

Topics: Africa, Atlantic slave trade, Caribbean Pages: 4 (1408 words) Published: October 1, 2014
In my research, to understand how we undertake the study of the African experience you have to start in the beginning of time which dates back hundreds of thousands years ago and go into one of the first civilizations known as ancient Egypt. Understanding where the people come from and where they are at today does not even cover a quarter of understanding the true African experience. To understand truly how to undertake the African experience you must understand the social structure, governance, ways of knowing, science and technology, movement and memory, and cultural meaning (The six conceptual categories). With these concepts you understand that in a cosmograph known as the circle of life, there is a cycle that is always repeated: birth, the peek of life, death, the peek of death and rebirth. “Anything above the line is alive, anything below the line is dead.” The experience is continued all the way from beginning to the current time and you have to know all the stages to fully understand the true African experience.

For my critical review of scholarship I will talk about my current favorite book, “Something Torn and New, African Renaissance,” by Nguigi Wa Thiong’o. I will use class discussion and the book to undertake the African experience. A scholar by the name of Dr. Carr said, “Dr. King talked about non-violence. Obama just passed gun laws while kissing babies. So you can say we are making a step towards fulfilling our goals but we are not there yet.”

Throughout history, Africans have lost their value of living in the way of their ancestors do the fact that the European want to keep their history alive by corrupting than installing their history into the African minds. From corrupting the African’s land, body, and mind, the future of Africa is still in the stage of European colorization. To understand the African Experience, we will go through the history of how language and equality have shaped and changed the African history by the...
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