“What is the use of painting the truth? At the start, colonization with not an act of civilization, nor was it a desire to civilize. It was an act of force motivated by interests. An episode in the vital competition which, from man to man, from group to group, has going on ever increasing; the people who set out to seize colonies in the distant lands were thinking primarily of themselves, and were working for their own profits, and conquering for their own power.” 

Source: Albert Sarraut, French Colonial Secretary of State, speaking at the Ecole Coloniale in Paris (1923). As quoted in Kwame Nkrumah’s Africa Must Unite. pg. 40. 1963. 

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