Golden Infrastructures of African Cultures and Civilization (Part1)
I profess no particular expertise in cultural matters even as I proceed herein rather adventurously, I would add, to lay down my cultural vision for the continent of my birth from a foreign land in which I’m a lowly sojourner. Even so, every human being, dead or alive, has at least some rudimentary knowledge and appreciation of culture, for life itself runs on culture, its guiding light as though, in techno-speak it were its operating system of sorts. It is indeed its operating system.
While culture bears little mention in everyday conversations and discusssions in
our tech-crazed world, however, other than its ready
association with rituals and festivals and the likes, it is
important to understand that it is the foundational
ideological infrastructure of industry, science and
technology, social, legal, educational, health and economic
systems, arts and entertainment; in short, all that life
itself has to offer. And that is why culture is usually
described simply as “a way of life,” because it is in truth
everything and all things rolled into one earthly experience
of a given people and civilization.