Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Embarking on this beginning in Africa

The Igbo and all other peoples who have lived through the terror of the post-(European)conquest genocide “Berlin-state”  in Africa must abandon it at once to survive and advance towards the construction of higher levels of civilisation. They have no other choice.

Each and every constituent African people or nation (Asante, Baganda, Bakongo,Bambara, Gĩkũyũ, Ibibio, Igbo, Ijo, Luo, Wolof, etc., etc) can build this civilisation outside the existing genocide state of enthralled and degenerative agglomeration. 


Let Africa’s constituent peoples or nations unleash a dazzling contest of creativity and progress, a continuing mutual bombardment, sharing, and transformation of ideas and streams of possibilities, akin to what the world has seen in Asia, South America and elsewhere in the world in the past 40 years – not the “Berlin-state”-programmed seasons of mass murdering, pillaging, nihilism ... “Let the kite perch and let the eagle perch too. If one says no to the other, let their wing break”. Most surely, now is the time to embark on this beginning for peoples in Africa.
(Max Roach & Anthony Braxton, “Birth” [personnel: Roach, drums; Braxton, reeds; recorded: Ricordi Studios, Milan, Italy, 7 September 1978])
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