They say that “If you don’t know where you’re going, you should at least know whereyou’re from”. I’m not sure if this is completely true, but I believe that knowing more aboutyour past helps you take more confident steps into the future.
So, here are some contemporary heroes in African history you should know. None of them led perfect lives, but they were all influential in various domains of life and left a mark on history.
I dedicate African Heroes to my cousins, born in the U.S to African parents and to everyone else born to foreign parents who always seem to sound a little bit too loud when they get together with the rest of their families or friends and speak “that language” or languages you can barely understand. It’s for all those who recognize the importance of learning about all the different cultures that make them who they are.
Oh,and it’s also for me to learn (or re-learn) about some incredible people in Ancient and modern African History.