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    The independence movements of African peoples in the late 1950s and 1960s brought massive political changes to the continent. The people of Africa were tired of being enslaved by European nations and the Europeans nations were losing control over the protesting Africans. Uprisings were occurring more frequently throughout the African colonies due to emerging leaders uniting various groups and colonies. From 1957 to 1964, 26 colonies gained their independence due to these uprisings. However,

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    The Road to Success

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    In Kenya during the 1950s, the African population was seeking equality and eventual independence from the British. In doing so the Africans tried to gain land from the British and Europeans by getting a good education. Since the British did not like the idea of Africans being on the same social class as them, they stood in the way of them trying to gain land and education which would then make the Africans successful. This caused Africans to form protest groups such as the Mau Mau to let the British

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    The Kingdom of Benin

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    consistently debated between the European Museums and the people of Africa, specifically Nigeria who were once known as the Kingdom of Benin. How both parties are actively seeking a negotiated method that will allow both sides to have their needs met; this is of course a method that has yet to be resolved. The Museums, who want to display the artwork to the world next to countless other historical artefacts from other countries and the Africans who want their cultural sculptures back within their territory

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    witches, evil persons who are able to harm others by using mystical powers, is part of the common cultural knowledge. Samuel Waje Kunhiyop states, “Almost all African societies believe in witchcraft in one form or another. Belief in witchcraft is the traditional way of explaining the ultimate cause of evil, misfortune or death.” The African worldview is holistic. In this perception, things do not just happen. What happens, either good or bad, is traced back to human action, including “ancestors who

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    mentality of the native Africans during the slave trade. The mentality of these people is something that Americans and British people have misconceived “The beliefs of slaves from the Kikongo- and Kimbundu-speaking regions of West Central Africa (see Figure I), discernable in a variety of documents from the African side”(Thornton 275). The African people had beliefs of cannibalism and witchcraft. These ideas were instilled into their culture by the way of their religions. The people that were “witches”

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    were replaced with cronies of Jackson parallels and epitomizes the African proverb, “Only when lions have historians will hunters cease to be heroes.” Unfortunately, every war fought has a winner and a loser—the winner writes the history books while everything is done to squelch the history and culture of the defeated as the winner compels a new way of life upon the defeated peoples; many times contrary to that of the conquered peoples. Historians are often plagued with the task of unraveling oral histories

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    African Cinema Essay

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    African cinema has evolved in multiple facets since postcolonialism milieu. Post-nationalist African cinema has transformed into a more complex network that simultaneously incorporates both global and national issues alike. Modern post-nationalist films aim to aim to repudiate a homogenized notion African Cinema while highlight the diversities in African cinema, unlike antithetical early nationalist variants which portrayed a generalized African identity. These post-nationalist film makers advocate

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    beautiful land to move to where the Europeans could live like “royalty” in a sense. Their money went a lot further, and they could have African servants do all the work and chores for them. These African peoples adored the white settlers, and would peacefully work for them for very low wages. However, this view of Africa during colonial times is not accurate. The Africans did not always adore the Europeans; they were not happy to have their lands taken from them; and they did not usually accept the exploitation

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    Before the coming of the Europeans to Africa, the African folks had a system created in which to educate their youths. The Africans had an oral tradition of education to pass down their cultural values. Through a series of rites of passage these children were taught the various tribal laws and customs and also an assorted range of skills needed to survive in pre-colonial society. These children were taught through oral literature, consisting of myths and fables, the traditions of their

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    wield power over the land, resources and inhabitants. In earlier days, Africans were abducted away into the slave trade and more recently, Africans were utilized as built in labor with their territories during the era of colonization in the 1800’s. However any discussion of Africa after this point of achievement of independence to current day has been grossly underwhelming. Author Frederick Cooper seeks to change our view of African today with his book Africa Since 1940; His writings demonstrate the

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