As we know there are some whites
who like to hide BLACK talent. BUt
count on the internet to spill their
secrets over. ANd oops they keep on
slipping up. I’m glad they can’t hide
the truth about Black ACheivements.
Now, let’s see African mapmaking
does not get the complete
attention it deserves. Yet, Africa
has a legacy of mapmaking, it’s a
Someone by the name of Bassett
talks about African maps as cosmographic,
mnemonic, body art, rock art, sand,
tapestry, village and kingdom maps
and maps that have been solicited by
Body art mapping originated
from the Tabwa of the Democratic
Republic of Congo. THe kingdom of
Bamum in Cameroon in the beggining
of the 21st century was the location
of the most diligent mapmaking
businesses. ANd like the King
Njoya, the Bamum people created
an alphabet and undertook a major
topographic survey of the kingdom
that had 60 people who made 30
stops in more than 52 days.
BOth the form and content of the map
show the political use of the map.
The small marks on King Njoya’s map
put emphasis on the image of rule.
Njoya correctly grasped
the fact that African maps have
practical value in administrative and
African maps are known for being
social constructions with a form,
content and meaning that differs
with each maker. They come in the
Form of beads on a board and patterns
on tie dyed cloth.