ARE EUROPEANS OUTMANOEUVRING AFRICANS AGAIN?
When we were schoolchildren, we wondered how Europeans were able to establish slave trade which benefitted them mainly but with African participation. The colonial regime posed even more complexities for us since we could see and experience the participation of our elders and parents in a system in which most of them appeared not to be very happy but thought and spoke about how we could end it. The unfairness of the system and its injustices were obvious to many of us but why did it last for so long? As children, we concluded that the Europeans must have had better guns and strategies for outmanoeuvring our elders.