For fools to learn, not to repeat

Biko, X, Chancellor Williams, Diop, Clark, Amos, Cabral, Nkrumah… Did not write their books and made their speeches just for us to repost on Facebook.

They wished to create blueprints for us.

We should use their ideas inside our organizations, in our daily life to make the change they wished for.

Like an African proverb put it“The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat.”

We are too many to limit our militantism to posting smart quotes and excerpts online. That’s not enough.

We need to lay foundations, create institutions, build up on the previous, not always starting from scratch. Our children should not be found in the same humiliation as ourselves.

May the ancestors be with you!


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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