The Moors of Spain: Blackamoores, Moriscos and Barbaries

Wed 16 May 2018 18:30 – 20:00

‘African history does not begin with slavery’. The esteemed African scholar Cheikh Anta Diop claimed that the Moors were not Africans. Was Diop right? It is certain the Moors played a fundamental part in Europe’s renaissance. Do we have a problem believing that Africans were pivotal in developing civilisations? Do we think that Africans were only slaves? Unfortunately, a lot of modern rhetoric denigrates the contribution of Africans, to support an idea that Africans are not human. By denying their history you deny their humanity. Come with us at the Library at Willesden Green as together with Onyeka and Narrative Eye as we reclaim history and reclaim humanity.
‘Study the past if you intend to have a future.’