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Document 4

African Proverb

“When the whites came to our country, we had the land and they had the Bible, now we have the Bible and they have the land.”

  1. How did the Africans feel about the missionaries? What did they gain, what was taken from them?

Africans’ feelings about missionaries (liked, disliked, indifferent?)____________________________________ What did they gain (put this in your own words) __________________________________________________ What was taken from them (put this in your own words) ____________________________________________

Document 5
An Anthology of West African Verse, David Diop, 1957
The White Man killed my father,

My father was proud.

The White Man seduced my mother,

My mother was beautiful.

The White Man burnt my brother beneath the noonday sun,

My brother was strong.

His hands red and black with blood

The White Man turned to me;

And in the Conqueror’s voice said,

‘Boy! a chair, a napkin, a drink.”

  1. List 4 negative effects of imperialism on these native people?


Document 6
Sekou Toure, West African nationalist, 1962
“Colonialism’s greatest misdeed was to have tried to strip us of our responsibility in conducting our own affairs and convince us that our civilization was nothing less than savagery, thus giving us complexes which led to our being branded as irresponsible and lacking in self-confidence…

The colonial powers had assimilated each of their colonies into their own economy.

Our continent possesses tremendous reserves of raw materials and they, together with its potential sources of power, give it excellent conditions for industrialization…”

  1. According to the author, how did the colonizers cause the people to lose self-confidence?


  1. According to the author, why do they have the potential to industrialize?

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Document 7

  1. Of the places listed, which 3 were won during the Spanish American War?

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