Thursday, 12 July 2018

Sharply contrasting worldviews in contemporary Africa!

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

TWO “voices” in the southwestcentral region of Africa with such contrasting worldviews are in contestation presently:

1. For the first “voice”, it is to threaten and threaten to murder, and indeed murder and murder and murder under the overarching flaming banner of the herd as they and their parents and grandparents have done during the course of the Igbo genocide these past 52 years (29 May 1966-12 July 2018) and the Igbo pogroms in Kano (1953) and Jos (1945) and the dreadful legacy of foreparents’ trail of murders and subjugations of indigenous African populations across the entire north stretches of the region since they left their Futa Djallon homeland in Guinea-Conakry just over 200 years ago to the day.

2. For the other “voice”, in the south of the geography, Land of the Rising Sun, it is engaged, uncompromisingly, in an assured quest for freedom that views life, African life, as sacrosanct and is eager to employ its incredible talent of creativity to transform the lives of its people, an outcome with epochal consequences for the region and the rest of the African World.
(Jackie McLean Quintet, “Love and hate” [personnel: McLean, alto saxophone; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Bobby Hutcherson, vipraphone; Larry Ridley, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 20 September 1963])
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