Africa's history and historiography have been distorted by the colonial powers in the course of their quest for domination of the African continent. Follows the colossal task of retracing, rebuilding and recreating the African past, a task which has been taken up especially with independence. In this context, UNESCO has published the path-breaking "General History of Africa" which is at the basis of our approach in this section.
Kwame Opoku: Affirmations and Declarations: Review of James Cuno’s Museums Matter
In this article, Kwame Opoku reviews the latest book by James Cuno "Museums Matter - In praise of the Encyclopedic Museum". Cuno, he writes, has clearly and consciously decided not to tackle any of the issues relating to the acquisition,...
Kwame Opoku: Nok Once More
In this article, columnist Kwame Opoku comments on a recent article by Karl- Ferdinand Schaedler in the catalogue accompanying the recent exhibition AFRIKA AFRIQUE AFRICA in Vienna entitled “Against the Destruction of Art Objects - The Other Side of...|+| read article
Interview with Johanna Kahatjipara on the Occasion the Repatriation of the Mortal Remains of Herero and Nama Genocide Victims
On the occasion of the repatriation of the mortal remains of Herero and Nama, who were killed by German troops during the Genocide of 1904-08, AfricAvenir spoke to Johanna Kahatjipara, whose grandmother and other relatives were subjected to the...
Reise in ein umkämpftes Terrain - von Joachim Zeller
Eine Delegation aus Namibia wird in Kürze in Berlin eintreffen, um die Schädel ihrer Vorfahren entgegenzunehmen. Was erwartet sie bei ihrem Besuchsprogramm in der Stadt? Ein Artikel von Joachim Zeller.
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Mahmood Mamdani: The Invention of the Indigène
‘The violence in Congo may seem unintelligible but its roots lie in institutional practices introduced under colonialism, which 50 years of independence have only exacerbated,' writes Mahmood Mamdani. First published by