Did the invasion of Western men a long time ago destroy cultures?

“Influenced by Islam and Christianity, the present day Yoruba is inclined to be dismissive of Ifa as quackery or idolatry.” – Dr. A. Emanuel

Fact is Fiction is the working title of a documentary project currently in development. In search of a different perspective filmmaker Juul van der Laan teams up with professor Sophie Oluwole to look into a pre-colonial philosophy. Read more here

When a society actively moves away from their own cultural roots, and perhaps even denies them. It might end up in a identity crisis.

I share a sketch, a memory of a conversation between Sophie and two friends in my hotel room. The power went down again, the heat in the room arose. After a moment the generator was switched on, accompanied by its signature noise.

Did the invasion of Western men a long time ago destroy cultures?

When foreign philosophies of inequality take over your land and minds, one would say so. But Sophie disagrees…

Next week:

Ifa is not religion

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