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Many of them are natives of Congo- land, and the point to which attention should be principally given is that here are Africans who had never seen an engine until the railway reached Katanga inand who are edwln driving loco- motives and handling railway signals. This has been proved abundantly in South Africa. A righteous commerce enriches both him that gives and him that takes.

The story of the penetration of Smihh by Christian missions cannot be continued further in these pages. The Americans are using more and more of their own cotton 32 per cent, in64 per cent, in ; their spindles have increased nearly 30 per cent, in twelve years. He travels on foot, except when he can launch on some lake or navigable river the teak- edwinn boat which his men carry laboriously in sections.

They discovered that a certain native goldsmith had received and melted down one of the Golden Bells and that the Golden Fetters had been pawned for thirty shillings. Putnam Weale, The Conflict of Colourp. It was one of the greatest events in the history of the world. The colour prejudice is not, I believe, instinctive. This stool we give gladly.

He constructs canoes, launches his boat, mans them with the remnant of his followers. Within a very short time Kumasi was completely beleaguered by the insurgent Ashantis. Chinese or Indians might be imported, but previous experiments have shown that this creates more problems than it solves.

The Golden Stool: Some Aspects of the Conflict of Cultures in Modern Africa

In these figures were doubled. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Tripolitania and Tunisia later to come under the control respectively of Italy and France still fonned part smihh the Ottoman Empire. As early asPortugal had begun the modern partition of Africa by the capture of Ceuta ; she had built forts on the West Coast in the 15th century and had thw herself on the East Coast in the i6th.

Certain writers, with whose desire for the well- being of Africans and with whose protests against their snith exploitation all sympathy is due, are strangely blind to the value of the continent. During these fifty years much has been done to turn its resources to account — and only a beginning has been made as yet.

Smith, Edwin Williams (1876-1957)

U nfortunately no record is available of what the Africans thought concerning the first white men who arrived on their coasts to carry them into slavery. During his lifetime, and largely through his own explorations and the stimulus he gave to other travellers, the African continent became known, as it had never been known before, to the outside world. It was not until two years later that the Baptists commenced their mission near the coast in Congo- land.

Writers who are anxious to preserve the 1 The Menace of Colour, p. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

That is the Stool which contains the soul of the Ashanti nation. No government could allow traders to enter the almost unknown and savage lands of Africa without affording them protection ; nor could any humane government allow the peoples of Africa to be exploited by uncontrolled and irresponsible European citizens.

The Secret of the African. Sonya Hayden marked it as to-read Aug 03, This is typical of the spirit that has made possible the penetration of Africa. This peculiarly Spartan ethos, so unlike that of almost every country in the world except perhaps the Southern States of America marks us out as a distinct nation, with a distinct civilization — and it is entirely the product of the despised black man who has influenced our development, even as we have influenced his.

He also played a principal role in the translation of the New Testament.

The Golden Stool: Some Aspects of the Conflict of Cultures in Modern Africa by Edwin W. Smith

Start- ing from the belief smitn the survival of the human personality, for example, they argue that a Chief requires a retinue in the spirit world, and they reach the terrible conclusion that therefore men and women must be slain that they may accompany him.

Our ideal is not a Christian world made gooden a uniform pattern throughout, but one that preserves within its unity all the diversity that the Almighty has given to the individual peoples. The meeting described was held on March 28th.