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February 07, 2012
recurrence, system, origin

Structuralism in action?
People found themselves bearing witness to the same stories. They did not fail to take this recurrence into account. But once we speak of 'recurrence,' we are speaking of 'system'; and once we speak of 'system,' we are speaking of 'origin.' We indeed must find and identify the origin. And certainly here, the origin is slavery.

Serge Romana of CM98
quoted in le Magazine de l'Afrique, no. 23 (Nov.-Dec. 2011)
special issue examining 400 years of slavery/colonialism, from multiple African (& some Caribbean) perspectives
engrossing cover to cover

[Le gens avaient les memes témoignages et elle s'est rendu compte de cette récurrence. Qui dit récurrence, dit système, qui dit système, dit origine. Il faut bien trouver l'origine. Et bien l'origine, c'est esclavage.]