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While not denying that the colonial places had their own types of ruthless leaders, what colonialism did was to develop friendly alliances with or embolden such leaders who, in turn, helped the coloniser to subjugate colonial spaces.
It was in this context that the colonisers came up with an elaborate scheme to strike at the very heart of native confidence: "to create a class of persons Indian in blood and colour, but English in tastes, in morals, in opinions and in intellect.
THE Archdruid of Wales has been accused of damaging the Welsh language and culture by branding English people living in Wales as colonisers.
They will attack those English-speaking colonisers and immigrants, as they now call the rest of us, and they will spend all week deepening and strengthening each others' prejudices.
It also develops the concept of `dual colonialism' to analyse the complex relations between Jewish settlers and British colonisers, and explores the reluctance of leading Zionists to allow a process of nation-building from below that would have allowed communities, rather than organised quasi-state institutions, to define the trajectory of Jewish nationalism.
Taken together, the picture of indigenous missionaries established in The Covenant Makers is a confronting one, certainly for descendants of colonisers.
It's a division between the colonised and the colonisers, as can be seen by the viscous grip the Labour Party has had on the Valleys for over a century, in which anything remotely Welsh, was ignored and neglected and subjected to discrimination because it didn't fit the image of the colonisers represented by the Labour Party.
Prah, director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) in South Africa, rejects the notion held by colonisers that Africans were a "variety of humanity beyond the pale of civilised refinement" before the coming of the Europeans.
The project, run by Newcastle University in association with population experts at Oxford University, aims to find out how the country has been influenced by colonisers from the Vikings and Romans to the Celts and the Normans.
To understand this, we need to remember first that the Portuguese as colonisers bled Mozambique of its resources for 350 years, built almost no infrastructure, and fought a bloody ten-year war against the independence movement.
My sympathies lie with the Zulu warriors who fought to defend their native land from the aggression of Britain's colonisers.
Therefore, where is the originality of the African constitutions, if without the support of Africa's former colonisers most African countries cannot conduct their elections?