- Jan 31, 2004
- Professional Hitman
Good point, but why is Egypt and Egyptian culture the focus of most our discussions? Since when did Egypt become the de jure African civilization for our people to connect with? We have volumes of talk about Ma'at, Upper Kmt and Lower Kmt, but whatever happened to Oyo Empire, Songhai, the Hausa States, Luba-Lunda Empire, Chokwe, Ngola state, Dagomba, Mamprussi, Nupe, Jukun, Susu, Tekrur kingdom, etc? An further Jenne-Jeno and Dhar Tichitt or Kintampo or Akwar?This is the crux of our problems right here. "What is a west African or East African or South African or Egyptian"? I live in Jersey....so if my brother moves to California at what point in time do he and I become different people? At what point in time is he not my family regardless of what he build out there or anything else even if I do nothing?
Make it relevant for me. My ancestors came from West Africa and sometimes, as a person - the child of West African captives - I would like to hear about the history and cultural practices of those whom I claim direct lineage of less than 500 years ago.