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Chimamanda Adichie | Europe Is Trying To Erase Its Brutal Colonial Past | A History Lesson In Berlin

Nigeria bestselling author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie give a colonial history masterclass and how Europe is trying to rewrite its brutal colonial past in Africa. The speech was on the occasion of the opening of the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin, Germany.
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0:00 Intro – Where do Africa’s treasures belong
0:31 How Belgium teaches history
1:48 Europe is trying to erase its colonial history
3:14 What happened in Africa 100 years ago matters
4:19 There is an unequal power play in Europe – Africa relationship
5:22 Germany and her brutal colonial past in Namibia
7:50 We can’t change the past
8:18 The stolen arts of Africa must be returned
9:55 Europe defines itself as a place of certain values
12:32 Germany is returning items looted by the British but not items looted by the Germans themselves!
14:09 Who is the storyteller of Africa’s past history?