WHAT WOULD THE WORLD HAVE BEEN WITHOUT AFRICA?
****MY SIDELINE THOUGHTS****
I have been punched hard to the walls of ponders and cogitative herrings about what the world would have been without Africa. The thought of getting answers to this drenching question is what stimulated my my medula oblongata into inking this piece.
Honestly the world wouldn’t have been any better without Africa I think. Africa has really held a considerable take in global affairs. Her global acknowledgement and toast is beyond measure and non-fictional.
Sometimes, it so happens to me in the realism of traits that indeed Africa has really served as a ‘saviour’ to the many souls dead and alive of non-Africa descent.
At other times I tend to ask, what the fate of other “white writers” of repute would have been without the tales, folks, traditional sages, elements of histories and cultural streams of Africa? Many a time, out of ten non-fictional famous writers, eight of them based their writings on Africa. Their popularity gained, global appeal and readership acceptance all was due to the taste-of-pie of how unalloyed Africanism spiced their works.
A critical look at the world development and overwhelming development of these European nations such as Great Britain, France, Germany and what have you, all can be attributed to the efforts and existence of Africa.
Talk of the seeds of colonialism which made Africa an arena of exploit and loot. The vast resources she has gave a great impetus to today’s world progress and advancement. Her oiling yet untrammeled divinely endowments in terms of her gold fields, bauxite sites, timber exploits, oil pour-outs and so on is what has brought the world this far.
Africa has overly come under many of world topical discussions. A dig into her deeper historical archives, her identity, culture and name simply scares the outer bounds.
Her human resources in areas of potentialities across all spectrum is what timidifies and has timid most foreign nations. The mere of persons like Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Emperor Haile Sellasie of Ethiopia, Patrice Lumumba, Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Sekou Toure of Guinea, Brother Muamar Gaddafi of Libya, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria and so on scared the world.
To see a united people, nations, and continent into a United Nation as propounded or espoused by a Pan-Africanist conscious to the tune of AU is what torments the scale surrounding her.
The world indeed have tremendously been of what it is as a result of Africa. The geographical position of Africa alone sends a mammoth yet unambiguous signal that Africa indeed is the thread upon which the world has revolved.
I think Divinety is what has brought Africa this far.
The souls of the dead (Ancestors) is what has nailed Africa to the woods of today’s world fate.
Africa must work, she must take over the order of today and tomorrow’s world.
Proud to be an African and I count myself blessed!
#@Nana Arhin Tsiwah__”The Village Thinker”