"Having lost a clear and detailed sense of our identity, we have naturally also lost our ability to create a point of view of the world strictly our own. With our scrambled sense of reality we have forgotten how to see things in terms of our separate and concrete interests. We behave as if the interest of the West were necessarily our own, as if the western point of view were the one and only valid one. Worse still, we behave as if it were some sort of betrayal to discover and insist on our own point of viewing the world. We allowed ourselves to be persuaded that African unity was utopian..."
The West and the rest of us