We learn from History that we learn nothing from History – Winston Churchill
Constrained within documents in antiquity, within the time frame of about 2000 years, the yearnings for a deeper, critical-realist understanding of Precolonial Africa is overwhelming. As the futures continually unfolds, it is mandatory to capture the history that is continually being created almost simultaneously. Consequently, The West-African Futurist is both a blog and a scientific journal with a vision to defossilize the captured history of Precolonial Africa even as the future of its Postcolonial era evolves dramatically.
Kenneth Stamp, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley once noted “With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present”. With this in mind, Articles and research materials on this website aim at extracting intelligence from the supposed ancient societal and geopolitical structures which shaped Precolonial Africa. We advocate that a clear understanding of Precolonial Africa is indispensable to predispositions for planning the future of the modern African continent and establishing a firm place in the unfolding future of our overall global village.