Monday, November 09, 2015
African History: Invasion 1897
My blog post, a review of the film Invasion 1897, was published on Africa on the Blog some time ago. Click here to read it.
You have probably heard of the Benin bronzes - artefacts which were stolen from Africa and added to collections around the world. Some of the Benin bronzes are on display in the British Museum.
The Benin bronzes contain the record of a people and its history and culture.
Invasion 1897 portrays the invasion and colonisation of Benin in West Africa in 1897. Benin was known for being a very advanced civilisation with its own unique culture. It is now part of Nigeria.
Click here to read my blog post. Please leave a comment on my blog, and please share this with your networks. Thanks.
For more about the devastating long-term effects of European colonisation on African countries, see: Black People in the First World War.