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AFRICANGLOBE - The West and the Rest of Us is a well-researched book written by Chinweizu. Published in 1978, the book is as pertinent today as it was in the 1980s and 1990s. Chinweizu, a Nigerian author, dedicated his book to victims of the West's assault upon the rest of us, especially to Amerindians and Aborigines of Australasia who were exterminated and expropriated, millions of Africans who were enslaved in the Americas, countless Africans who died resisting European invasion and occupation, soldiers from the Third World who were conscripted to fight and protect western empires, Third World liberation fighters who have struggled for a better future for their people, and to all of us who want to achieve a just, non-imperialist and enduring peace with prosperity for all humankind.
AFRICANGLOBE - One example of the rather grim history of colonial racial terrorism is the long European history of human zoos, which featured Africans and conquered indigenous peoples, displayed in the same way as animals. Men, women and children would be kidnapped, locked up in cages and exhibited in front of European large audiences. Many people died after short stints in captivity and they lived in tortuous conditions. Visitors to the human zoos would often poke the African children with sticks, throw food at them and audiences were permitted to subject the captives to various degrading acts for a fee.