Horrifying execution of Prince Klaas, the Ghanaian who planned to make Antigua an African state

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Comment: Always from inside

Kaku Kedeba
2020-08-08 15:40:05
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Horrifying execution of Prince Klaas, the Ghanaian

So in the end some stupid idiot betrayed his people the consequences of which could be more far reaching than one could imagine. By this I mean had they been successful and tales of this spread further the same could have happened all over the Caribbean and changed the course of history for the black African diaspora. Although we do know that such events did occur on Hispaniola Which later became Haiti, where slavery was abolished and it became the first mainly black colony that gained independence from a european nation.

These stories are deliberately suppressed for a number of reasons. One main one is to retain the rift between black Africans of the diaspora and those that were never carried away forcibly. Take note in this versions of events it highlights that many Africans were taken as captives during wars (civil is questionable) and not sold off casually by other Africans. My point here is that europeans deliberately fomented trouble and divisions were they could not kidnap people to take away to the 'new world' but it is not the narrative that is told.

I also did a quick search to find out other versions of this story and its voracity. The first one I came across challenges that these events ever took place. The author of the article is a Mike Dash, I leave you to imagine his description.

What I am driving at here is that whenever Black Africans do something amazing there is always a western antagonist who will jump up and dispute the story.
For instance; Great Zimbabwe - european achaeologists went out of their way to prove that black Africans did not create these cities. Likewise the Kerma cultures, Nubians and even the black African origins (Ta Seti) of ancient Egypt.

The stories of revolts and Africans fighting slavery both on the continent and in the diaspora are always suppressed making us appear helpless or always complicit, when the truth is far from this.

It is why the proverb, 'until the lion has its own historian, tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter' is such a poignant and profound statement.

How many of you know about :

The volumes of - A General History of Africa - a Unesco project?
Komaland figurines (most have been sold off to private collectors outside of Ghana)
The Tashwinat (Uan Muhuggiag) mummy, Libya
Cave paintings in Tassilli Na'adjer (Algeria)
Ottobah Cugoano
E1b1a DNA and Benin type ss being found in ancient Egyptian mummies

The list goes on - know your history!!!

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Kaku Kedeba on Aug 8, 15:40
Always from inside
FOOLISH FOOLS on Aug 8, 16:56