African Mode of Production Part II

Europe had some very violet revolutions, revolutions like the revolution in Sparta, the revolution in Athens and Roman revolution but in Africa we never had this kind of revolutions which Cheikh Anta Diop explained very, very well why we never had these kind of nasty revolutions in his book Civilization or Barbarism.

Why did the revolutions not take place in the African City States that have existed in history? As an initial response, one can point to the difference agrarian conditions, nowhere in Africa was land a possession, a property reserved for the nobility and inaccessible to the disinherited lower classes and to foreigners on the contrary, everywhere, the stranger who arrives in the evening will find the next day welcomes him and guarantees him the usufruct of a plot of land, as long as he needs it, therefore the principal reason for the revolutions in the Greek states is absent from the African cities, moreover, do not know xenophobia and corollary isolation of the foreigner that derives from it. Thus, the customs and practises did not allow the establishment of a plebeian class made up of disinherited homeless foreigners in the outskirts of African cities. In addition all African States, even the city states, are interventionist in both political and economic sense.

The African Mode of Production might have started in Egypt but it was a mode that all African empires before colonization used.

Listen to what has been said about the states by foreigners, not biased people but foreigners

14th century A.D Muslim theologian and world traveller Ibn Battuta visited Mali, a vast Empire on the West African grasslands. Though the scholar had crossed two continents and visited more than 40 countries in 29 years of wandering, he was deeply impressed by what he saw. This were his words:

“The Emperor, enthroned under a domed pavilion of silk surmounted by a large bird of gold, preside over a realm unsuppressed in his civility.” Ibn Battuta also wrote: “The Negroes are, those who most abhor injustice.” Again he writes: “The sultan pardons no one who is guilty of it. There is complete and general safety, throughout the land. There traveller here has no more reason than the man who stays at home to fear brigands, thieves or ravishers, thieves or ravishers.”

The 17th Century Dutch free riders returning from west African Kingdom of Benin reported that the inhabitants were people who have good laws and a well organised police who live on good terms with the Dutch and other foreigners who come to trade among them, and to whom they show you thousand marks of friendship.


  Africa, our way of living was before colonization was genius, holy and beautiful, there were no tribal wars like we saw in Greece and we see in Africa, now after colonisation, rape, theft, ignorance and selfishness are not our way of living, we are honest, conscious people, from The Khoi San people I am proud of, who could predict a natural disaster before it stuck and were free people to the Bantu who populated the continent.

Hutu and  Tutsi’s you share the same ancestors, the Bantu are your ancestors both, The Belgians and Germans who divided you are gone, go back to the African way of living.

Let the Shona complement the Ndebele that they are Great Livestock farmers and let the Ndebele complement the Shona that they are Great Crop farmers, we need each other.

And South Africa Xenophobia is not part of our culture.

“Man what happened to us?

Geographically they moved us

From africa

We was once happiness pursuers

Now we back stabbing, combative and abusive.” Nas

“Man what happened to us ?

Geographically they moved in

From Europe

We were once happiness pursuers

Now we back stabbing, combative and abusive.” VHUHWAVHO


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