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Interesting quotes about Africa

 

So much has been said about Africa, sometimes even by Africans!  We are only interested in the positive, uplifting or funnier comments which you’ll find here or click on Post Entry to add your content.

Cecil John Rhodes

“The real fact is that I could no longer stand their eternal cold mutton. Cecil John Rhodes on why he left England for South Africa”

   

Joseph Thomson

“The most hazardous part of our expedition to Africa was crossing Piccadilly Circus.” Joseph Thomson was a Scottish geologist and explorer who played an important part in the Scramble for Africa

   

Bishop Desmond Tutu

“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land”

   

William Easterly

"Today, as I sip my Rwandan gourmet coffee and wear my Nigerian shirt here in New York, and as European men eat fresh Ghanaian pineapple for breakfast and bring Kenyan flowers home to their wives, I wonder what it will take for Western consumers to learn even more about the products of self-sufficient, hardworking, dignified Africans. Perhaps they should spend less time consuming Africa disaster stereotypes from television and Vanity Fair."

   

Nkwame Nkrumah

"I am an African, not because I was born in Africa but because Africa is born in me."

   

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