The Africa that was / Arrested Development

All these masks, totems, paintings, amulets, and many more are taken far away from the people who believed in them, are numbered, classified and are stored in ethnological museums. Worse, the people who once believed in them believe now in other things. Bibles, Korans, USD and BMW’s. The worst trick done to Africans, was made them believe that they are decolonized. A people, whose religious and ethical system is robbed and replaced by something foreign will never be truly independent. If one wonders why Africa is there where it is, the loss of genuine African religion and ethics is definitely one of the reasons, if not THE reason. If there was a message which all these loaded artifacts are communicating, then it is definitely
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He who refuses to obey cannot command. image

He who refuses to obey cannot command.

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Ralf Graf

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It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.. image

It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man..

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If you don't stand for something, you will fall for something. image

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A large chair does not make a king. image

A large chair does not make a king.

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An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. image

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When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. image

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One who causes others misfortune also teaches them wisdom. image

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He that digs up a grave for his enemy, may be digging it for himself. image

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By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed. image

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He who thinks he is leading and has no one following him is only taking a walk. image

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No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. image

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.

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When the fool is told a proverb, its meaning has to be explained to him. image

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The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat. image

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It's a bad child who does not take advice. image

It's a bad child who does not take advice.

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Looking at a king's mouth one would never think he sucked his mother's breast. image

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One cannot both feast and become rich. image

One cannot both feast and become rich.

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One falsehood spoils a thousand truths. image

One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.

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The mouth which eats does not talk. image

The mouth which eats does not talk.

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The moon moves slowly, but it crosses the town. image

The moon moves slowly, but it crosses the town.

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Even though the old man is strong and hearty, he will not live forever. image

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He who is destined for power does not have to fight for it. image

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A bird will always use another bird's feathers to feather its own nest. image

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Ears that do not listen to advice, accompany the head when it is chopped off. image

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A close friend can become a close enemy. image

A close friend can become a close enemy.

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You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla. image

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Only when you have crossed the river, can you say the crocodile has a lump on his snout. image

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There is no medicine to cure hatred. image

There is no medicine to cure hatred.

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The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people. image

The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.

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It takes a whole village to raise a child. image

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

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Every woman is beautiful until you see her bad side. image

Every woman is beautiful until you see her bad side.

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When the cock is drunk, he forgets about the hyena. image

When the cock is drunk, he forgets about the hyena.

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Ralf Graf

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