Kwame Opoku: Ile-Ife Triumphs in the British Museum, London. Who said Nigerians were incapable of looking after their cultural artefacts?
Aricle by Kwame Opoku. It seems every generation of Westerners has to “discover” the extraordinary beauty and sophistication of African culture even though Europe and Africa have been in contact, at the latest, since 15th century when the Portuguese sailed along the West Coast of Africa. It is true though that since then much of the relations between the two neighbouring continents has been taken up with the nefarious Slave Trade and the hateful racist colonialism. These two determining factors do not make for honest appreciation of the arts of Africa. |+| Full-Text Article (pdf)