How Africans see their Past

When Africans themselves tell the story of their past... what do they see? Shortly after his election in 2007, French president Nicolas Sarkozy gave a controversial speech in Senegal's capital, where he blasted Africans for "staying outside history"…How do Africans see their own past, through the eyes of their village, their tribe, their ethnic group, their country, or the prism of the former colonial powers?



A debate by François Picard with guests:
Billie O’KADAMERI, Africa Editor for RFI
Pr. James McDOUGALL, Lecturer in modern history at Trinity College, Oxford University (via satellite from Oxford, UK)
Dame BABOU, Senegalese Journalist (via satellite from NYC)
Pr. Ali A. MAZRUI, Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University (by phone from Binghampton)
Watch the second part
Programme prepared by Perrine Desplats


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