tv The 77 Percent Deutsche Welle June 29, 2019 7:30am-8:01am CEST
clotilde bit i'm going to play you a link to newsgroup africa and the world or links to exceptional stories and discussions among us and music i would say debbie didn't come smart enough to come join us on facebook g.w. forgot. the touch. hello and welcome to the 77 percent i was so full. i you under 35 years old then you are a pod of 77 percent of africa's population and you are right please this show is all about you coming up on today's program. can we ask young creatives and critical people what defines as the kind of identity. we need
a paralympic champion in one down. and we explore the angolan capital you wonder d.j. to kill. but fast let me ask you a question who gets to decide how a free car and its history is put treat up until this point in time most history books on africa have been reluctant from a western point of view for children especially there are very few books which tell the story of all continent from our own perspective but tang's are finally changing south africa any story i know my long gone tease it has taken matters into her own hands and published how on african history book 40. but today she's reading a book she wrote himself. with
a book in africa with our view and. south african historian no longer hopes to prepare her for the future by teaching her the history of white people. based on my own experience as an african that. the one thing that africans value that has and get them through centuries of paying is knowing where they are and where they come from. the university professor discovered that african history books written for kids almost exclusively focused on ancient egypt she wanted to paint a broader picture about the continent past she wants to cover everything from history to more contemporary independence movements. when africans are clear about the history and about where they come from and the origins and the different mythologies we do way better as kids in school we do way better as students at
university and we do. far better in the world in terms of being innovators when we know our history. no longer also realized that there are no history books that black children in africa could really identify with she was determined to fill the gap and sat down with her illustrator friend boy to develop a comic book for children in african history just trying to represent visually. elements of african history so that kids can. kind of get a feel for it through the visual side but not you know we. turks african people know my longest approach is simple shows kids and young adults a different perspective on african history the subject of slavery for example is looked at from a much broader perspective and doesn't just focus on africa shows that humans have
been cruel to one another everywhere throughout history. this is an important message in a country like south africa where christmas of its colonial past be found everywhere . no longer stresses that this alternative perspective was sorely miss and up until now even in schools but now put us like those in the 3rd eleusis a congress school have something to be proud of i want a moment about african. because it is my house that no one in this book embraces african history and culture plus it covers issues ranging from the rise of ancient civilizations to slavery colonialism struggles for independence and famous africans. is really inspiring and indeed teaches people about cultures. i feel joy because we don't have books like these. have.
no millennium please us confident that her efforts will pay off the popularity of our book is to rise and perhaps one day how work will it will become compulsory in schools across africa. if that report got you curious to know more about some of the most famous personalities across africa's history you can also check out the w's online multimedia project if we can. that leads me to our next big question what are the roots of identity. well reporter edith kemeny went to our home city nairobi to find out and she is joined by a special guest b n i. a member of one of africa's most popular little boy buns .
i've heard it said before afropop after a future is in even it seems that recently there is i might even go as far as call it an obsession of africans to attach their identity to the works that they do and i'm wondering why why is african identity so important who better to answer this question for me than some young africans and one of them actually named his album very additions title live and die in africa so we're going to start with you be an african story is our story told by us as told by us with a no hold on so if d.w. is a source let's put ourselves let's put ourselves on the line here d.w. is providing the platform d.w. certainly not african but this is the african story told by us we are the ones who are telling you what we are about ok so the african story is the story of africans as told by the people of africa tete a tete resign 11 official has as no no no no it doesn't shock me has asked another question who is. that's my question is who is out because. i know a great group but how many how many generations is it take to be defined as african
is what i want to know. ok does anyone have an answer to that question how many generations does it take for you to be defined as african assuming that your background or what we call your indigenous roots are not african any answer any takers i don't think it's enough for you to see yourself as an african the african people the community that you're in has to see you as an african you get it has to be a 2 way thing i found this is a very philosophical so to be is to be perceived to be african is to be perceived and i can just insert myself into africa and feel african oh my god i feel african no it has to be you. the people who you found there do they see you as african it doesn't have to take generations i think we have people who have lived in kenya for 10 years right now and they see themselves as africans it's actually how you. try to how you see yourself how you respect the culture how you respect their page and what makes you feel it doesn't have to be seems that we are very sensitive about
the ownership of this identity so when other people lay claim to it we get a little edgy about it why are we so sensitive about identity because of colonialism and having to deal with imperialism we are extra touchy about the subject of african identity we have completely embraced colonial sort of dispositions when it comes to how we choose to govern ourselves but somebody might hear you say that and say well you are influenced by the west you're hearing some of western ideas having this conversation even. ready having this conversation in the english trade so yeah it's so that's the thing i don't actually believe that in 2019 and in the centuries to come that there would still be this thing called african identity because of globalization essentially but this idea of african is it was one that ruled be depleted in the years to come you don't agree and i got
over that. i think it's because of the influence and the pressure in the context of globalization that's the precise reason why people hold on to their identity if if there's a force that's that's homogenizing everyone making a run to see then what makes you unique becomes that much more important but it feels that is really not on your mind and body is really really not happening bunnie clear you know what i find it funny that none of us have talked about how the fact that african identity is also been tied to our struggle we have not had a conversation about privilege we've not had a conversation about this our skin tone let's have it. and the fact that our skin tone in all its melanie to forms has been the subject of prejudice has been the subject of slavery for 100 plus years and that that also contributes to what we consider ourselves to be there anything to do will always have a passion attached to our identity no but that bad or pressure and those outside
forces the same way that a diamond is formed by outside pressures cannot get away so we have to say. that is has played a role in shaping what we have so we are very very sensitive about holding on to it because so much has been taken from us that we are like ok what we have all right we have our skin tone ok we have our sense of rhythm ok we. got. a pounded yam you know so we have all these things that we're happy to celebrate and we're happy to adorn but when people wear them adorn them in a way as though they're celebrating it's we call it appropriation of misappropriation there is a line the line is drawn when gucci for example would be says to the most likely to engage and then ironically you know presentation of the and then go oh my god mazing but no africans actually the most people who do it is of the formal fabric and i'm going to benefit from it that some. touches just found so much that feeds
you it seems ok ok ok ok look so you guys heard recently that awkward moment i was trademarked yes in the q. and it's like you're not being. able to do it for your benefit of being there to say the phrase from lion king which means no worries in africa which is very revealing and it shows that where we need to step up legally as africans is we kind of need to be able to get a heavier presence in terms of trademarking in terms of cooperating in terms of seeing what we have and of the things that we have potential exports or what i mean the only reason i say that is because someone else is going to do it so what did you says about. africans having a more kind of like legal and copyright presence or strategy is good but i also think that the people who are stealing should stop stealing right so if you have a house which has valuable things in it and someone comes and breaks in and things your stuff right. who did the wrong thing was it wrong for you to have things in
your house or was it the thief who shouldn't have come to steal the right the reason why africans don't copyright everything is because it doesn't occur to us that these things are. still out but i just want to ask you guys that question one more time why is african identity so important africa has been the site of theft upon theft up on. and that sense of loss has been part of our history for centuries really and it's in this moment of globalization couple late stage capitalism is when it's becoming more intense right and so the reason why we're looking to what makes us different is because that's how for us to become human our human has been identified with not africa right that that in the category of human black does not exist african does not exist in order for you to be human you have to be white or white adjacent right and so we are here expanding the category of human to include africa while that was that was that was that hit me right here and that's
a great place to wrap up this conversation and i suppose we can all agree that it's very complex and i'm not entirely sure we fully answer that question but i think one thing we can agree on is that african identity is important because it affirms that we were and like christine the background said it affirms that we still are thank you so much for tuning in that was so exciting i'm actually a little exhausted just from all the thinking thanks for joining us. thank you wow now that was an important discussion to have if you want to add your thoughts you can engage in the debate on our facebook page and you can also watch a longer version of that street debate on youtube. now let's head to. like in many other countries life with a disability here is still anything but easy when his own mind that became disabled
he was forced to live on the streets a few years later his life to a surprising tot. this is. a man that lives up to 160 kilograms. he's past the one paralympic delegation and travels to international sports competitions but his story is also about enough strength to escape life as a street child. fugitive. when i was it is old. the disease affected one leg when i was taken to the hospital i received injections suddenly also my 2nd leg was affected. why i have a disability. only shortly after both of his parents died jane dropped out of primary school and out there was no one taking care of him he was forced to live on the streets. i
slept on the outside for end of houses sometimes even in containers where i was looking for some left over to eat. as a stretcher really wasn't. we're told. now going through all the comments. in this part of the rundown government's efforts for inclusion children with disabilities the still face the stigma and many end up on the streets begging becomes key to their survival as it was for deal with. when a family is poor and have a child with disabilities this child from the work. even in the society it is treated like a. filthy look in the pub don't want to move. to fight every day life's challenges to james started training on the street when he was a teenager no one told him to. meet him i just get so sized on the road for
a street child mitch protect himself against threats from others that's why i started training i wanted to become strong to protect myself in times of trouble nor known. how one plug. in 2003 is a life changing. still streaming in a very basic self-made jeans a politician approached him he could become part of the national team for higher power lifting that same 21 years old went to his fast international competition the all africa games in nigeria. and you know when i start to slip in a different hotels life was suddenly great to have nice for even give me new clothes rather than our. commonwealth games continental competitions even the parliament experience the 12th in london. trop of the world.
with these costs money and as a professional sports money you could rent his own house and buy a transport buy. it in a got it and this is my bike on the credit for people who need transport would prevent a couple of my bike and i transported for them but sally and i live in a global market they all of us of course needed. to date 37 year olds to either train or a motivator and a road model for others living with disabilities who would want to eat it you should look. further to look at the world in your fear genius like a brother to me a friend. well i have today i have because of the or thanks to him and the professional sportsman to be a little one that was enough for death to be an asshole.
regularly invites young people of the street to a free training and even for a warm dinner he hopes that one day people with a disability we have the same opportunities like everyone that all of his friends can attain their goal. now is i wanted to go out lecter in a place where i welcome people with a disability to do sports and help them realize their dreams have lacked a father an education because most of them could not go to school. by give up a mushroom until his vision becomes reality. knows it's about small victories one at a time. what an inspiring story but remember it's up to us as a society to ensure people with disabilities have the same approach unities as everyone else. moving on to the capital. it's famous for being the world's most expensive fall for it but there is so much more to this day
now make metropolis the local d.j. declaw is the voice of a popular radio show in the wind he took us on a possibility of the he's a fascinating hometown. saturday morning and a very particular sound is spreading of the capital city is the sound of. a radio show really really really really good morning again this is the most recent. one. asked people about a little deal. 6 times for radio funds kapanga dick will show is not to be mixed 2 and a half hours of biting commentary on all sorts of topics close to the heart of london $6000000.00 inhabitants london is a city full of contrasts while the country's many natural resources have made some
people rich that's not the case for the vast majority of the population. is our guide for the day. that some people wonder what officially the most important is are made our 1st president michel you see he's turning his back on us it seems the only house by for his hometown. the next stop and city is a colonial fortress remind us of portuguese rule everywhere but their heroes no longer play the starring roles in an independent angola still he says the one of the tourists get to see we're heading off the beaten track. next up via an ox lengths over the one we have in my area. this is make it to a group come and take a look at my area. is
a typical most sick that's what one does slums a coat a house around 80 percent of the one does population. and. ask yes it was a way they all love me here children and grown ups. that's my stay. the . eat eat. these is also where. he's buddies make music several popular songs have been produced right here perhaps the most successful was angola. it's about everything that is going wrong in the country problems in the education and health systems the rise in crime and the lack of police action. to stop it i want to stop this song i want to make people aware of injustices in angola known to everyone is doing so well that tons of people who are in really bad way anyone taking
a stroll along the imagine all the wonders the grand the promenade it is probably not doing too badly for themselves right. now we don't drink nearly as images suggest of a sea of ugly like in europe or america this picture postcard images of the maginot . everywhere there are new buildings powerful companies above all the oil companies sun i'm gold towers above the cost all prominent it's an angolan dubai fantasy. the country's wealth is enormous but very few people see any of that hotel room in one like an easy set you back $1000.00 a night and in the fancy beach bros with a well paid experts congregate lunch can cost $100.00. i'm even going to watch what. families in the slums have to supply for a whole week on the same amount. as the one is the most expensive city in the
world that's a dubious honor. and in this so-called daily wonder he wonders island which is actually a peninsula nevertheless it has a beautiful beach where young people meet in the evening to enjoy the sunset then over here if you've never been here you've known since the real one but. if there was this is the one day it's the aisle over the one. of his city with all its contrasts and romantic moments like this source of inspiration for a passionate radio d.j. . that. thank you for showing us around. if you have any recommendations for c.d.'s we should visit or issues we should just get in touch via facebook and you can always watch more quantum's on you tube that
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