Dear All,

This is going to be a blog about African legends, African problems, African diaspora, African history, and history of other countries and continents.  For this blog, I will mostly use pictures, videos-documentaries, and audios.  I have created this blog because I am curious, I love history, and particularly history of the African continent.  I have found that many of my African friends, young or old, are like me and are not well-acquainted with their history… since most of it is not written.  I have learned a lot these days, and would like to share with others what I have found.  I will also provide you with informational links you could check if you are interested in learning more about the topic of the day.

I do not claim to know the absolute truth or that these videos say the absolute truth, but I would like you to think… and ask yourselves questions, and be curious… History is history, sometimes good and great, and other times ugly and bitter… You cannot erase the bad, you can only learn from it.  History is like a compass: it gives a sense of direction to future generations.  Some of these videos will be in French, others in English, Spanish, and even Portuguese.  As you know, French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese are official languages in many countries of Africa.

I am an African scientist in love with the history of the world, and particularly that of Africa.  I am not a historian, I am just curious, and would like to inform those who don’t know, and would like to be informed as well.  Feel free to comment if you find good information that could be shared with others.  I will try to post as many as I can find… and would create interesting topics that could be discussed.

All contributions on this blog are by Dr. Y. . You can reach me at africanheritageblog@gmail.com


  1. Hello Dr.Y aka HumilityJoy,
    Thanks for inviting me to this site. I find the history to be informative and enlightening depending on the content.

    Keep up the Great work…

  2. I saw a video interview of Amilcar Cabral, the Cape Verdean freedom fighter on your channel. I am producing a documentary about Cape Verdeans in California and would like permission to use about 5 seconds of that interview in my film.

    Mike Costa

    *This is a non profit venture

  3. Hello. May I know your full name. Because I’ll be citing your site for my research paper. I’ve had an excerpt from your pdf file regarding Mpemba effect. Please reply ASAP. Thank you 🙂

  4. Hello, I am interested in knowing more about African history. This could be a great
    site to learn more about it.

  5. Djaradjef d’exister Frere ou Soeur.

  6. there is a hidden history about the civilizations in Africa as for the first university in the world was in Africa in Mali

  7. This is the sort of information I’ve long been in search of. Thanks for posting this information.

  8. Thank you for sharing all this great stuff!

  9. Keeping on. Keeping opn.

    Glory is those who seek it.


    • Thank you for the encouragements. I will keep on keeping on with the good work.

  10. Very interesting points you have noted , thankyou for putting up. “Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.” by Bella Abzug.

  11. I come from Japan. Thank you for following my blog.
    I am interested in Africa, especially frequent ethnic conflicts or languid economy.
    I’ll be counting on you.

  12. I have been reading out many of your stories and i must say nice stuff. I will make sure to bookmark your blog.

  13. Glad I found your blog when I was researching Queen Nzingha.

    • Thanks for visiting… I am glad I could provide some useful information.

  14. Good aftie. i am a blogger too. and i can see you to have been a nice blogger too”

  15. Dear Dr. Y: so glad you established this blog. I’ve been telling U.S. Postal Service execs, managers, craft employees, & as many others as I can about Sankore University in Timbuktu for over 20 years. If our children know their history, no one can brainwash them into believing they’re nobodies. Thank you, thank you, thank you, & keep up the good work.

  16. Salt comes from the north, gold from the south, and silver from the country
    Of the white men, but the word of God and the treasures of
    Wisdom are only to be found in Timbuktu.
    —West African proverb

  17. Great blog! You have some wonderful information.

    • Thank you for commenting and visiting Kushite Prince.

  18. Jambo/Hello and thank you.
    Any worthy blog like yours that highlights the beauty and diversity of our African Heritage is in my sight deserving ………./\ …….. Respect.
    Keep it up and continue to be real.

    • Thank you kindly for your compliments Melodica Music Stores, and for visiting my blog. Keep visiting, and to great things!

  19. After going over a number of the blog posts on your site, I really like your technique of writing a blog.I book marked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back in the near future.Please check out my website too and tell me how you feel.

  20. Hello Dr Y.,
    It is a pleasure to discover your blog! It is very therapeutic… thanks 🙂

    • Hi Success1m… I have a lot of compliments, nobody had told me that my blog was therapeutic. I am so glad that you liked it. Thanks for commenting, and please do visit often.

  21. Hello Dr. Y,
    It is a pleasure to discover your blog! It is therapeutic and enriching! Thanks for being here 🙂

    • Thanks for your compliment GhanainCookingatitsbest. Please do feel free to visit often.

  22. I watched the Dakar city video. Very impressive. I am hoping to do a tour of Africa in the near future to enjoy our spicy,delightful, delicious food, people and culture. 🙂 Thanks for your blog.

    • Thanks for visiting. You would definitely enjoy Dakar… it is such a vibrant city! and the people are so nice.

  23. Freedom and slavery under Capitalism are just abstract notions of relativism, no one is free and everyone is a form of slave.

  24. I just discovered your delightful website while searching for the origin of the country name Burkina Faso. Your Great Laughter page is great fun. I’m gradually reading other areas, and very much appreciate the insight into African history and peoples. I know nothing about all this. Thank you for sharing your love of your own lands.

    from Sydney Australia

    • Thanks for your compliments Gary. They are greatly appreciated.

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