During the last 3 years, I’ve written several articles to warn about the danger of the panafricanist ideology and its various branches like black identity.
Those ideas are so entrenched and many have committed so much to them that it’s hard for them to step back and take a second look, let alone examine any critic or warning.
I could reference my previous posts here, but I’d like to take a bit of time to briefly restate my understanding of these ideas and critics.
Panafricanism most outstanding idea is the advocacy and a philosophy for unity between African people.
The main justification of the idea is that Africans are weak because they are divided, and achieving unity will bring them strength to face adversity and build a new Africa.
The main tool to reach that goal is preaching unity through books, seminars, discourses, social media posts, and advocacy for the formation of African organizations and groups which would work together for Africa unity and progress.
The panafricanist idea reached its most prominent stage during the years 1950 and 1960 when a few partisans of the idea reached powerful political positions in many African countries.
In term of legacy, we have mainly books, associations, songs, and the defunct continental organization like OAU (Organization of Africa Unity).… Read more