Africa Exceptionalism

“Why do you want to make Africans humans? … They have passed that stage long time ago… long time ago… ” said a lead player in a world famous band.

He said that in regard to the profound humanity, kindness, simplicity and smile Africans always bear.

Many Africans have this sense of moral superiority or more precisely “humanity superiority”. They look at the primitive stage of humanity of other races (linear thinking, binary systems, trust in rationality, squareness, scarcity mentality, small emotional bandwidth, etc.) as childish manners.

That’s the African exceptionalism, except that our exceptionalism make us weak, and easily preyed.

Our hospitality like the Indians hospitality has been abused, and is still detrimental to us.

The Indians saw Christopher Columbus and his crew hungry and weak at sea. They are foreigners. They should have killed them, end of the story. Few men killed and a whole civilization and millions lives saved. Instead, like Africans, the Indians saved the Columbus crew and fed them. Now the remainder Indians curse their ancestors who took that stupid decision. (I curse them too, because that decision ended up been the cause of enslavement of millions of Africans).

Our humanity superiority complex still make us welcome foreigners who end up spreading virus in our communities intentionally, trying to exterminate us, take our land, make us their servants in our own country.

The African humanity superiority complex is often expressed in sentences like “I’m better than that”, “let’s not be like them”.

We don’t have to lose our humanity, but in a century, no one will remember your hospitality, only be counted those who are still alive and run the place.

Don’t let your humanity superiority complex put your entire community and race in danger of extermination. There is no statute in America for the Indians kindness and happy smiles.


About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

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