Book: Triumph of Racism: The History of White Supremacy in Africa & How Shithole Entered the U.S. Presidential Lexicon
Number of Pages: 678
Author: Emmanuel Neba-Fuh
Theme: History & Politics
Published by: Miraclaire Publishers
Reviewed by: Oral Ofori for TheAfricanDream.net
The book which is subtitled ‘The History of White Supremacy in Africa & How Shithole Entered the U.S. Presidential Lexicon‘ succinctly argues that before the subjugation of Africa by white supremacists, Africa’s economic and social development was ahead of Europe’s. The demonization of Africans as shithole (primitive beings) that were not different from animals, led to black exhibitions in Western zoos, and subsequently became the sound justification for the barbaric and dehumanizing Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Neba-Fuh argues that the demonization of Africans as shithole did not start with U.S. President Donald Trump. It was justification for the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, was strengthened by the General Act of the Berlin Conference, and evolved through the Jim-Crow inspired League of Nations. The book sheds light on Americans who bequeath Jim Crow on Africa, exposes the League of Nations and the United Nations, and divulged that these organizations were largely instruments of white supremacy, where colonial masters insisted Africa was not ripe for independence.
Emmanuel very clearly documents shocking and disturbing evidence that the extermination of over 200 million Africans through the Trans-Atlantic slave trade; Belgian genocide in Congo; the German genocide in Namibia; French genocide in Madagascar, Algeria, and Cameroon; Western-backed Biafra civil war; British backed Apartheid in South Africa; British genocide in Kenya; French sponsored Rwandan genocide; French war of terror for geostrategic control over natural resources in the Sahel; ongoing French genocide in the Southern Cameroons; Françafrique’s masturbation of the African Union and the popping up of illegitimate dictatorial regimes whose corruption and political repression has condemned millions to a life of misery – were not just footnotes in history.
By not making the book overly academic, the author succeeds in making it digestible and easy to read but firmly sticks to the truths and facts of the historical antecedents and true meanings of all the above-referenced scenarios and why it’s important for Africans and especially the world to not gloss over them.
White supremacy demonization of Africans as inferior beings evolved and was strengthened by the General Act of the Berlin Conference, and the Jim-Crow inspired League of Nations. The book sheds light on Americans who bequeath Jim Crow on Africa, exposes the League of Nations and the United Nations, and divulged that these organizations were largely instruments of white supremacy, where colonial masters insisted Africa was not ripe for independence.
These suppressors of Africa and Africans all over mutually supported themselves in their collective effort to resist the decolonization ambition of the continent. It opines that under the watchful eyes of the UN Trusteeship Council, Africa was drenched in the blood of its pro-independence leaders, with the effects still visible to date even in the year 2021.
This monumental art of historiography points out that racial terror in Africa was quite effective because it allowed the entire continent to know the consequence of not submitting to the white man. It was intended to send a message that if Africans try to prevent the partition of their kingdoms if they try to resist their European Master’s language; if they insist on gaining independence; if they do anything that complicates white supremacy, white dominance, and political power, they will be killed.
It asserts that France – the only colonial master that never packed out of Africa is an axis of evil, Françafrique – its white supremacy policy of continuity, and the Colonies Françaises d’Afrique (CFA) monetary system which is pegged to the euro and still enforced in 14 African countries remains the cause of poverty in Francophone countries across Africa.
‘Triumph of Racism‘ slams Africa’s compliant dictators as evil agents and enablers who are not different from the African Kings of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, who sold their subjects into the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, alluding to the fact that Africans are not entirely blameless in this evil scheme.
In the circumstance of President Donald J. Trump’s ugly underbelly revelation that white supremacy consciousness still equates Africans as ‘shithole’, the book calls on neo-colonial powers and their agents to repentance, to acknowledgment, and to shame, arguing that though it is easy to place the blame on Donald Trump’s shoulders.
Ex-President Trump remains a mere manifestation and amplification of the ugliness of white supremacy, whether through Françafrique – France’s ultimate symbol of confiscated, perverted sovereignty and dogged refusal to decolonize Africa according to the book. The book unveils the United Nations Security Council as a legalized caste system and the most significant legacy of colonialism, openly leaving Africa without a permanent representation or veto right to date, despite the continent having the largest membership, and yet no one sees nothing wrong with that still?
Anyway, as it winds down, the book concludes that Africa can be great again despite the sins of enslavement and colonialism, but if the truth is not said about what racism did to the continent, or what it is still doing, and the ripple effect it is having, then Africa will never get there. I feel Africa as a people, whether they be black-skinned Africans or Africans of other pigmentation must first admit to their identity crisis problem and evolve a burning desire to accumulate knowledge of their history in order to forge progressively into their future.
Providing a clearer roadmap for both the African and lover of Africa to the above quest is what ‘Triumph of Racism: The History of White Supremacy in Africa & How Shithole Entered the U.S. Presidential Lexicon’ has greatly attempted to achieve. I highly recommend you get yourself a copy from your favorite online book store.
Written by Oral Ofori