Week 02 Journal – Art from West Africa

The video evokes a compelling message in which George the Poet takes the perspective of the Benin people, the Bronze plaques and even the Benin Oba; expressing what they had would had witness  the arrival of the colonizers, the period of the colonization and the aftermath of that civilization. It was delivered beautifully in a well thought poetry as well.

Because it feels personal and as if listening to a perspective of the Benin people, there is an understanding and compassion for the Benin people.

This reminds of that scene in Black Panther when Killmonger was in the museum of Great Britain and asks “How do you think your ancestors got these? Do you think they paid a fair price? Or did they take it… like they took everything else?”
This makes

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Zerline Jade

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