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I was trolling the net when I came across this book written in 1868 (just two years before I was born).

The book is a compilation of the diary entries by early White explorers into Africa, from around 1400 to 1850.

It is these kind of notes that have informed Caucasian attitudes to Africans over the centuries.

Although I got outraged in some places - for example my community has a deep rooted sense of Kihoto (justice) contrally to what the Europeans thought - I also tended to agree that some of the early observations by the Whites still hold true today.

So Google NEGROES IN NEGROLAND and enjoy. Or get outraged.

Very illuminating reading.
 

Wooi

Village Elder
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I was trolling the net when I came across this book written in 1868 (just two years before I was born).

The book is a compilation of the diary entries by early White explorers into Africa, from around 1400 to 1850.

It is these kind of notes that have informed Caucasian attitudes to Africans over the centuries.

Although I got outraged in some places - for example my community has a deep rooted sense of Kihoto (justice) contrally to what the Europeans thought - I also tended to agree that some of the early observations by the Whites still hold true today.

So Google NEGROES IN NEGROLAND and enjoy. Or get outraged.

Very illuminating reading.
QUOTE

HALI-U WALDO EMERSON.

" Among the negroes, no science has been developed, and few questions are ever discussed, except
those which have au intimate connection with the wants of the stomach."

DAVID LIVINGSTONE.

*' It has been proved by measurements, by microscopes, by analyses, that the typical negro is some-
thing between a child, a dotard, and a beast. I cannot struggle against these sacred facts of science."

WitfwooD RKADK.
"Our country might well have shrunk from assuming the guardianship of the negro."
 

gashwin

Village Chief
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kwanza hiyo ya "Doctor" David Livingstone the quack who chronicled that malaria is caused by breathing the bad air from the marshes...
 
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Owuadn

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And yet you still see Africans condemning President Robert Mugabe. I have been supporting Mugabe's action of taking back Zimbabwe's lands since early 2000's when brainwashed Africans considered Mugabe to be the Anti Christ.
The way they see it is like this.
1. Europeans come and find Africans living on beautiful lands
2. Europeans take those lands behind the barrel of a gun.
3. Europeans violently suppress fight for independence.
4. Finally Europeans grant Africans independence as long as you let them keep the stolen lands and rights to exploit natural resources.

Weak African leaders honoured those terrible deals. One weak African leader was president Nelson Mandela. There is a reason why BBC and other western media loved president Mandela so much and ignorant Africans never asked themselves why. Shame.
 
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ndume

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Witchcraft is a prominent and leading superstition among all

the races of Africa, and may be regarded as one of the heaviest

curses which rests upon that benighted land. ... A person

endowed with this mysterious art is supposed to possess little less

than omnipotence. He exercises unlimited control, not only over

the lives and destiny of his fellow-men, but over the wild beasts of

the woods, over the sea and dry land, and over all the elements

of nature. He may transform himself into a tiger, and keep the

community in which he lives in a state of constant fear and per-

turbation ; into an elephant, and desolate their farms ; or into a

shark, and devour all the fish in their rivers. By his magical

arts he can keep back the showers, and fill the land with want

and distress. The lightnings obey his commands, and he need

only wave his wand to call forth the pestilence from its lurking-

place. The sea is lashed into fury, and the storm rages to exe-

cute his behests. In short, there is nothing too hard for the

machinations of witchcraft. Sickness, poverty, insanity, and al-

most every evil incident to human life, are ascribed to its agency."

Wilson'' s Africa, page 222.

Every death which occurs in the community is ascribed to

witchcraft, and some one, consequently, is guilty of the wicked

deed. The priesthood go to work to find out the guilty person.

It may be a brother, a sister, a father, and, in a, few extreme

cases, even mothers have been accused of the unnatural deed of

causing the death of their own ofi'spring. There is, in fact, no

eifectual shield against the suspicion of it. Age, the ties of re-

lationship, oflacial prominence, and general benevolence of char-

acter, are alike unavailing. The priesthood, in consequence

of the universal belief in the superstition, have unlimited scope

for the indulgence of the most malicious feelings, and, in many

cases, it is exercised with unsparing severity." — Wilsori's Africa,

page 223.
 

ndume

Village Elder
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Adultery also is frequent among them ; and the fine is merely a cow. The fol-
lowing I know to be a fact : A Kaffir coveted a handsome cow, or
one with a musical voice, the property of his neighbor ; he ordered
his wife to throw herself in his neighbor's way ; the guilty pair
were detected ; and the injured husband secured the object of his
desires."
— Alexander's Africa, Vol. I., page 397.
 

ndume

Village Elder
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"The kino-, as usual, was drunk when I arrived. Indeed, he

was too tipsy to stand on his legs ; nevertheless, he was bullying

and boasting in a loud tone of voice. I had not been in his place

long before he ordered another calabash full of palm-wine, and

drank off about a gallon of it. This finished him up for the day ;

he fell back into the arms of his loving wives, ejaculating many

times
, ' I am a big king ! I am a big king ! ' The voice soon be-

came inaudible, and he fell asleep." — Bu Chaillu's Asliango-Land,

page 41.
 

ndume

Village Elder
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* The people of the Kytch tribe are mere apes, trusting entirely
to the productions of nature for their subsistence ; they will spend
hours in dio-crino' out field-mice from their burrows, as we should
for rabbits. They are the most pitiable set of savages that can be
imagined; so emaciated, that they have no visible posteriors;
they look as though they had been planed off, and their long, thin
legs and arms give them a peculiar gnat-like appearance. At
night they crouch close to the fires, lying in the smoke to escape
the clouds of mosquitoes. At this season the country is a vast
swami?, the only dry spots being the white ant-hills; in such
places the natives herd like wild animals, simply rubbing them-
selves \\ath wood ashes to keep out the cold. . . . So misera-
ble are the natives of this tribe, that they devour both skins and
bones of all dead animals ; the bones are pounded between stones,
and when reduced to powder they are boiled to a kind of porridge ;
nothing is left even for a fly to feed upon, when an animal either
dies a natural death, or is killed." — Baker's Great Basin of the
NilCf page 49.
 

ndume

Village Elder
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** The Africans are all of them thieves. They have no sense of
honor-in that respect. I have never yet had a negro servant (and
I have had a great many) who did not rob me of some trifling
article, whether he was pagan or Christian. . . . The Africans
tell a lie more readily than they tell the truth. Falsehood, like
petty larceny, is not recognized among them as a fault." — Readers
Savage Africa, page 447.
 
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