FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL) AKOKA, LAGOS.
A) GIVE DETAIL DESCRIPTION OR DEFINATION OF PAN AFRICANISM
B) DESCRIBE ANY TWO WEST AFRICAN NATIONALIST LEADER AND STATE THEIR ROLES OR STRUGGLE FOR THEIR DEVELOPMENT
ONADERU OLUWAGBENGA ENOCH
ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT (200 LEVEL)
COURSE NAME: GENERAL AFRICAN STUDIES (GAS)
COURSE CODE: BUSA 233
LECTURER: MRS. AKEREDOLU
Pan-Africanism is a sociopolitical world view, philosophy, and movement which seek to unify native Africans and those of African heritage into a "global African community". Pan-Africanism calls for a politically united Africa.
As a philosophy, Pan-Africanism represents the aggregation of the historical, cultural, spiritual, artistic, scientific and philosophical legacies of Africans from past times to the present. Pan-Africanism as an ethical system traces its origins from ancient times, and promotes values that are the product of the African civilization and the struggles against slavery, racism, colonialism, and neo-colonialism.
Pan-Africanism is usually seen as a product of the European slave trade. Enslaved Africans of diverse origins and their descendants found themselves embedded in a system of exploitation where their African origin became a sign of their servile status. Pan-Africanism set aside cultural differences, asserting the principality of these shared experiences to foster solidarity and resistance to exploitation.
Alongside a large number of slave insurrections, by the end of the eighteenth century a political movement developed across the Americas, Europe and Africa which sought to weld these disparate movements into a network of solidarity putting an end to this oppression. In London, the Sons of Africa was a political group addressed by Quobna Ottobah Cugoano in the 1791 edition of his book Thoughts and sentiments on the evil of slavery. The group... [continues]
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