WAINAO N°48 - LIONS AND PENS
WHY NOW? BECAUSE THIS COLLOQUE IN CAIRO IS A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT IN HISTORY OF EGYPTOLOGY. WHEN IT COMES TO CHEIKH ANTA DIOP THESES, IT’S VERY OFTEN ALL ABOUT IDEOLOGY AND STEREOTYPES. IT WAS SIMPLY TOO HARD TO ACCEPT THAT THE PEOPLE WHICH BROUGHT SO MANY THINGS TO THE WORLD: ASTRONOMY, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, …WERE NEGROES. His work has been strongly contested by European historians but it was the first time that they could do it with scientific elements and they just couldn’t do it.
You had the 26 best Egyptologist of world and CHeikh anta DIop, with Mr Obenga just crushed them..
“The past and the future of Africa is in the book that this child is reading….that’s why it’s so important to know who holds the pen.”
“ When HISTORY becomes WAR …Historians, wether they want it or not, become soldiers “