Africa, Africans and Social Justice - 3rd Kilombo International Conference 2015
Fri, Sep 18 9:00AM - Sun, Sep 20 6:00PM
Peki Avetile, Volta, Ghana Peki Avetile, Ghana
Saturday 19th September - Sunday 20th September 2015
Reports from Kilombo Outposts
Reports from Sister Organisations
Reports from Friends of Kilombo Network Agreeing Strategies for the Future
Ghana Street Parliament
Lessons from History - Pan African and Internationally
Kilombo is a word that comes from the Kimbundu language of the Angolan people. We chose this word because as Pan-Africanists, we looked for a word that comes from an indigenous African language and is a word for resistance.
This word means launching pad for battle or settlement (fortress) of resistance. When reading the book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, by Walter Rodney, and looking at resistance to the occupation it covered, the word which lasted longest as one battle, was the Queen Nzingha-led resistance against Portuguese occupation. Queen Nzingha led the resistance from Kilombos.
When enslaved Africans were taken to South America, they introduced the word, Kilombo ( Quilombo) as a word of
resistance with enslaved African revolts being organised from fortresses called quilombos, most well known examples were in Brazil (eg. Quilombo of Palmares).
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