Episode 144 – How to Thread Humanity’s Treasured Narrative with Queen Diambi

Released on March 21, 2023

Imagine a vast, colorful tapestry, delicately woven with the intricate threads of human history. Each strand represents the stories of civilizations, the rise and fall of empires, and the lives of individuals. But as your eyes scan the rich fabric of humanity’s past, you realize there is a gaping void, an absence of stories that are vital to our collective understanding. This absence, this profound missing part of our human history, is African history.


African history is a treasure trove of knowledge, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and an ode to the profound diversity of cultures, languages, and traditions. Yet, for far too long, this vital piece of the puzzle has been shrouded in mystery, obscured by the mists of ignorance and the shadows of prejudice.


The neglect of African history is not only an injustice to the continent itself but also a disservice to the entire world. For it is within the cradle of Africa that the story of humanity began. The continent’s vast landscapes, ranging from the sweeping savannas to the dense rainforests, have nurtured the origins of our species. It was here that Homo sapiens first set foot on Earth, marking the beginning of an incredible journey that would span millennia and continents.


The legacy of African history is written in the sands of Egypt, where the ancient pyramids stand tall as silent witnesses to the ingenuity and ambition of a great civilization. It is engraved in the stones of Great Zimbabwe, a testament to a powerful kingdom that once thrived in the heart of Southern Africa. It echoes in the oral traditions of the Griots, the esteemed storytellers of West Africa, who have preserved the continent’s history through generations of song and verse.


The story does not end with the marvels of ancient civilizations. Africa’s history is a living, breathing entity that continues to evolve and shape our world today. The continent has been the wellspring of countless innovations and ideas that have revolutionized our understanding of art, science, and philosophy. From the mathematical genius of the ancient Egyptians to the striking artistry of the Nok culture in Nigeria, Africa’s contributions to human knowledge are as diverse as they are groundbreaking.


The tapestry of human history cannot be complete without the vibrant and complex threads of African history. To ignore this crucial component is to disregard our shared human experience and to limit our understanding of the past, present, and future. We must seek to unravel the enigma of Africa’s past, to explore its untold stories and hidden truths, for it is only then that we can truly appreciate the richness of our global heritage.


Join me and Queen Diambi where we discuss the importance of this profound wisdom and the responsibility we hold by educating ourselves and the next generation about the importance of where we all come from. 


Queen Diambi Kabatusuila was crowned as the ruler of the Bena Tshiyamba People of Bakwa Indu of Central Kasaï Region part of the ancient Luba Empire in the Democratic Republic of Congo on August 31st 2016. She has been enthroned by all the Bakwa Luntu Chiefs on July 15 2017 and now holds the Title of Diambi Mukalenga Mukaji Wa Nkashama Wa Bakwa Luntu (Queen of the Order of the Leopard of the Bakwa Luntu People). 


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