I’m happy more and more Africans are awakening to accept the truth about our own responsibilities in slavery in Africa and colonisation of Africa.
Acknowledging our ancestors weaknesses and crimes would be a huge step in healing the African trauma, the pervasive sense of irresponsibility, but more importantly to create space to teach future generation values we wish for.
Every time I’d post anything about the Ashanti and other African tribes proactive role in the transatlantic slave trade, the Akan people from current day Ghana would come to attack me with hate messages.
I’d like to share in the image below an excerpt from the book ‘Work of a woman, by former First Lady of Ghana, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, who acknowledges the historical facts.
The Ashanti most of the time would captured too many people through their never ending wars to sell to the white, but have to wait for months for the white ship to come back.
Fact is, it was not only the Ashanti. The Fon, the Igbo and many many tribes were willing and proactive participants in the slave trade.
With the Arabs, the Bambara, the Mossi, the Fulani, Haussa were huge Islamic slave traders.
Many nations have acknowledged their past crimes to upstart a healing process for the future.
The current Africans denialism is hurting all of us, and sabotaging our common future.
When I see so many Africans happy helping so called foreign investors to take over African lands, ressources just to get nice mirrors into their home or buy second hand cars, one must be blind not to deduct that those same people would be happy to sell their fellows Africans if slave trade would resume tomorrow.
White slave traders were investors. Remember!