Me and a friend went to a talk that Irish Aid organised and it was western nonsense of course but the best
worst part was seeing the room decorated with normal household appliances that my friend and I recognized and they were like ”these are examples of the exotic artifacts you will find in various African regions”
it was just a fucking sweeping broom, they thought it was exotic, i keep one in my house to clean my bedroom, but it’s Africa, so it must be exotic, I was half laughing half pissed off.
"I asked a young White woman why she was studying social anthropology. She replied that she was hoping to go to Zimbabwe, and felt that she could help women there by advising them how to organize. The Black women in the audience gasped in astonishment. Here was someone scarcely past girlhood, who had just started university and had never fought a war in her life. She was planning to go to Africa to teach female veterans of a liberation struggle how to organize! This is the kind of arrogant, if not absurd attitude we encounter repeatedly. It makes one think: Better the distant armchair anthropologists than these ‘sisters’."
African feminist Ifi Amadiume
Great post (also Ifi is Nigerian)
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