The Kemet Obsession

I think its great to study Kemet, but sadly many fall into what I call Kemetocentrism which reduces the whole of the ancient Afrikan story to a idealized Kemet. Kemet was an imperial power and as such was extremely culturally, ethically, linguistically, and socially diverse. A lot of things Kemetocentrists attribute to it alone were syncretic cultural borrowings from various other parts of the continent and predecessor and contemporaneous civilizations external to itself. Ethiopia and Nuba as well as the empires of what is today the Congo region figure prominently in the discussion. For me focusing Afrika on one empire in one region is as myopic and flawed as viewing the continent through Eurocentric eyes.


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