AFRICA IN THE MISSING LIGHT: WHERE HISTORY TURNS INTO GIMMICK PROPAGANDISM
History has been a great fountain of human existence where knowledge of the past and it eventualities are reflected upon towards the future. It has been one solid human playing field where loyalty and truth play the tunes of what and when something happened sometime ago. Many historical events dates long even before the days of pre-dating of which the tertiary and pre-cambrian eras could have evolved their whispering moments. Time has proven as a very substantial element in the actualities of world history just as human altercations have also done a great deal of influence. However, in the eventualities of what and when, the former has always proven its clout over the latter. So just like time, the world we live in becomes “memoryless” without Africa.
Africa has played a prominent role in fashioning the conceptual dedication of what history through generations, millennia, centuries and decades should be. Records from all faces of judgement have proven Africa’s rightful birth-place in history pronouncements. It is however sad that through human machinations and chronic clone machiavellian ambiguities, certain facts and truths proving Africa’s strong force and voice in history has been fragmented. The porosity of these parrots fragmentation of historical facts particularly by certain group of human race who through out history have made it a deliberate to wipe Africa from the face of the realities of history is so sad a letter to write. The worst state of this directional machiavellian forgery is the crude impact it has had on the African mind.
The western world even in the abundance of apparent evidence of where Africa is in terms of history, still have pejorative distortion when it comes to defining the absolute of Africa in world history. Through elements of malaciousness, they deny Africa of her overwhelming contributions to the history of the world. Sometimes I feel like regurgitating when pronouncements and fairer attributations are made towards Greek and Roman histories as the basis for our today’s world history, thus denying Africa her rightful ascension in terms of time count.
For me, one thing that has denied Africa of her rightful place in the abode of history is the sadistic approach of her scholars in playing by the rot and canker of the west to define what constitute our history. In higher institutions of learning in Africa, where classics and philosophy is studied, it is disturbing to note how care and attention is giving to the learning of Greek and Roman Civilisations. Not much is to be desired when you visit a history class where students are indoctrinated with historical philosophies of this same ancient Greek and Roman empires all at the expense of our African history. This dramatically and drastically play down on the emphasis that should be laid on the culture of our land. It is not surprising at all seeing most of our African people living on this continent behaving as if Africa has no culture at all, thus a reflection in their lifestyles. An attribution of this was the case of the French Policy of Assimilation.
For Africa to assert her rightful place in the court of history, more deliberate and conscious measures and modalities must be comprehensively put in place, and advocated through the exploration of time to make the African understand what Africa was and is in terms of world history. This can be done by rewriting history in it right tongue and pruning all malices that world history has been engulfed in. All Africans must thus come together to demonstrate to the world the right attributes of what Africa has with history.
Comrade Nana Arhin Tsiwah