Africa and the West

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Nova Publishers, 2000 - History - 243 pages
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Besides her natural beauty, the scenery and the climate, and her abundant wildlife and natural resources, Africa is probably best known as the homeland of hundreds of millions of people who live in abject poverty. Millions are wracked by disease and blinded by ignorance. And just as many go hungry every day. But there is something else which also distinguishes Africa: lack of unity among her people. That is one of the main reasons why they were conquered by foreigners, and why Africa is still weak and poor today. There is no other continent which is endowed with so much in terms of natural resources. But there is also no other continent where it has been so easy for foreigners to take what does not belong to them. This book began as a self-examination of the African personality in an attempt to understand Africa's place in the world, especially in relation to the West.
 

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Contents

National Integrity versus Foreign Influence An African Perspective
1
Afrocentrism History as a Redemptive Force
17
Traditional Africa The Way We Lived
31
The Nyakyusa of Southwestern Tanzania and the Coming of Europeans
47
The Advent of Colonial Rule in Tanganyika
63
Kenya White Mans Country
77
Black Nationalism versus White Supremacy and the Coming of Mau Mau
93
South Africa Last Bastion of White Power
119
PostApartheid South Africa Challenge for a Multiracial State
149
Africa and the West
203
Endnotes
219
Index
239
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