… You are the witnesses of immortal Africa, you are the witnesses of the new world that will be tomorrow.Léopold Sédar Senghor
What is the
It is an Arabic name that means "Land of Arab and Black mestizos"; it refers to Africa. Sometimes presented as older, pan-Africans and neo-pan-Africans use it to counter the term "Africa", considered too European. They use it to claim a common ancestral African culture subverted by European incursions on the continent. It is also known among Afro-descendants and Africans in a contemporary context of reappropriation of their historical culture.