Dec 09 2007

African leaders, de-colonization and the white female

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Penguin, the distinguished publisher, plans to release in January an intriguing book, “The Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Kama and His Nation,” about the founding father of Botswana and the English woman he loved, married and spent the rest of his life with. White women marrying Africa leaders was the rage some 40 to 50 years ago, a peculiar sideshow in the “liberation” of African peoples from their colonial masters. The french placed many spies in the bedrooms of prominent African francophones in the 50s and 60s and Ghana’s Nkrumah, though devotedly married to an Egyptian in order to highlight his committment to Pan-Africanism, maintained a close friendship with an English lady. Kama of Botswana, irregardless of his romantic attachments, was a political puppet of the Britain that continued to dominate Botswana long after nominal independence. Franz Fanon, who published his pathbreaking study of inter-racial romance, “Black Sin, White Masks,” in 1952, would have destroyed Kama without breaking a sweat. This is not to imply that post-colonial lackeys were the only African men who wanted to comingle with white women in bed. Even the Congolese tower of black power, Lumumba, in a well documented example, asked the CIA on a visit to Washington to provide him with a blonde prostitute along with his hotel room. The CIA did and he later calmly informed his CIA contact tha he thoroughly enjoyed himself. The prostitute probably did too, though no records exist about her reactions.

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