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Kenya: African artifacts in the West

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Arts & Culture, History, War & Conflict

Mama's Junkyard comments on a recent piece in the UK Guardian which argues in favour of Western countries keeping artifacts that belong to African countries. [1]One justification given is ” In many instances, national treasures are better off outside their countries of origin – better cared for, receiving more attention, and more accessible.” Mama's Junkyard responds “It is this same warped logic that the colonialists used when they first arrived in Africa. While preaching to us that all are equal in the eyes of the Lord, they forced us to accept that we were inferior to them.”