The Educated Field Negro
fyeahblackhistory:

IF ANYONE TRULY WANTS TO HELP AFRICA READ THIS BOOK. 
The solutions have already been articulated by its best thinkers many times. I recommend you start with this book.
Black Africa: The Cultural and Economic base for a federated state’ by C A Diop
“Black Africa : the economic and cultural basis for a federated state” is the book that best expresses Diop’s political aims and objectives. In it he argues that only a united and federated African state will be able to overcome underdevelopment. This critical work constitutes a rational study of not only Africa’s cultural, historic and geographic unity, but of Africa’s potential for energy development and industrialization. Diop argues for the need to build a capable continental army, able to defend the continent and its people and proposes a plan for the development of Africa’s raw materials and industrialization. All these factors combined, based on the formation of a federated and unified Africa, culturally and otherwise, are surmised to be the only way for Africa to become the power in the world that she should rightfully be.
Although it was written in 1974 many of the solution presented in this are yet to be realized and very valid.This book serves as fresh reminder to early 21st century readers that many of the energy ideas, economic ideas, and political ideas are not new. They are just being rehashed.

Interestingly in 1962 Diop’s political party working on the ideas enumerated in “Black Africa : the economic and cultural basis for a federated state” became a serious threat to the regime of then President Leopold Senghor. Diop was subsequently arrested and thrown in jail where he nearly died. The party was shortly thereafter banned for opposing Senghor’s efforts to consolidate power in his own hands.
There is a reason why we are not taught about our potential for development properly.

I also recommend you research these people, Kwame Nkrumah, Um Nyobe, Patrice Lumumba, Gamal Abdul Nasser, Amical Cabral,Bob Marley, Steve Biko, Modibo Keita, Sekou Toure, Cheick Anta Diop, Thomas Sankara, Marcus Garvey.

fyeahblackhistory:

IF ANYONE TRULY WANTS TO HELP AFRICA READ THIS BOOK. 

The solutions have already been articulated by its best thinkers many times. I recommend you start with this book.

Black Africa: The Cultural and Economic base for a federated state’ by C A Diop

“Black Africa : the economic and cultural basis for a federated state” is the book that best expresses Diop’s political aims and objectives. In it he argues that only a united and federated African state will be able to overcome underdevelopment. This critical work constitutes a rational study of not only Africa’s cultural, historic and geographic unity, but of Africa’s potential for energy development and industrialization. Diop argues for the need to build a capable continental army, able to defend the continent and its people and proposes a plan for the development of Africa’s raw materials and industrialization. All these factors combined, based on the formation of a federated and unified Africa, culturally and otherwise, are surmised to be the only way for Africa to become the power in the world that she should rightfully be.

Although it was written in 1974 many of the solution presented in this are yet to be realized and very valid.This book serves as fresh reminder to early 21st century readers that many of the energy ideas, economic ideas, and political ideas are not new. They are just being rehashed.
Interestingly in 1962 Diop’s political party working on the ideas enumerated in “Black Africa : the economic and cultural basis for a federated state” became a serious threat to the regime of then President Leopold Senghor. Diop was subsequently arrested and thrown in jail where he nearly died. The party was shortly thereafter banned for opposing Senghor’s efforts to consolidate power in his own hands.

There is a reason why we are not taught about our potential for development properly.

I also recommend you research these people, Kwame Nkrumah, Um Nyobe, Patrice Lumumba, Gamal Abdul Nasser, Amical Cabral,Bob Marley, Steve Biko, Modibo Keita, Sekou Toure, Cheick Anta Diop, Thomas Sankara, Marcus Garvey.

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