MAAFA

The Maafa (also known as the African Holocaust or Holocaust of Enslavement) refers to the 500 years of suffering of Black Africans and the African diaspora, through slavery, imperialism, colonialism, invasion, oppression, dehumanization and exploitation. The terms also refer to the social and academic policies that were used to invalidate or appropriate the contributions of African peoples to humanity as a whole, and the residual effects of this persecution, as manifest in contemporary society. The term Maafa is derived from the Swahili term for disaster, terrible occurrence or great tragedy, while the term African Holocaust, derived from a Greek word, is preferred by other scholars to emphasize the intentional character.

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