The Re-education Of The African
By Adeola Aderounmu
I have no doubts that we need to educate and re-educate Africans. My blog is not a source of historical facts, but I can reflect on what has been and I have a right to write based on my observations and inspirations.
There is no doubt that we have challenges in Africa. We do.
Sometimes I wish I could go out and preach, not as a lazy religious leader ripping the people of their hard earned monies, but as a preacherman asking the people to look deep into their souls and search within for the meaning of their lives and the significance of their existence in relation to their immediate habitat and in a global context.
In matters of African policy and politics, the intellectuals have been relegated and rendered insignificant. They have been pushed to the background, relegated and made voiceless.
Why do we need to educate and re-educate Africans?
We have lost touch with our culture.
We don’t speak our languages.
We don’t write in our languages. I am Yoruba and have not written Yoruba in several decades. I don’t know how to put marks on Yoruba letters. I am guilty. I need education
We need to teach us our culture and languages.
We need to teach us the goodness of our spiritualities and educate ourselves how to remove the evil part of our spiritualities.
We need to go back to our civilization. It was modern and progressive.
We need to find out why we lost the mind games that brought slavery and colonization to our lands. We shall not make the same mistakes now or in the future.
We need to wear our natural hairs and natural looks.
We need to write our own books and read them along with others. But ours must be the priority.
We need to educate ourselves and our children on the need to work together and build together.
We need the education and the re-education that will bring us glory.
We are AFRICANS.
Our stories and our existence go far beyond the origin of the Bible and Koran.
We owe it to ourselves to find out what went wrong.
I heard a brother asked: how did we fall to the foreign forces if our gods and ancestors were so powerful? It is a stupid question. It is like asking how the lizard got into your room despite the walls and windows. If you know how the lizard got into your room, you know the answer to your foolishness or carelessness.
We must with haste, re-educate everyone.
My generation may not achieve so much, but these things we write will help us and those coming after us to know that AFRICAN is the NUCLEUS of the world.
We need education and re-education.
This short essay does not say it all. I just wanted to wake you up. You’ve been sleeping since you were born.
Wake up and start your own re-education.