Thursday, September 25, 2008

African states and the legacy of colonialism

Interesting event at the British Library 1st November at the British Library, here. The centrepiece will be a showing of Jide Olanrewaju's excellent documentary history of modern Nigerian, Naij.


Lost at The End 5:59 am  

Surprised that no one has commented. Just shows how colonialism is becoming an increasingly difficult topic for our generation to talk about.

Don't get me wrong, I think that there is SO much to be learned from interrogating that era of our past.

What I'm sick of (and probably why young people feel such a disconnect from colonial history) is the way our forebears talked about colonialism. Read Achebe's "Novelist as Teacher" and you might see what I'm referring to.

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