Titinga Frédéric Pacéré

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Titinga Frédéric Pacéré at the Musée de Manega

Titinga Frédéric Pacéré (born 1943) is a Burkinabé solicitor, writer, poet and griot and founder and curator of the Musée de Manega museum in Burkina Faso. He studied in Abidjan. He has written over twenty books and published 60 volumes and has been awarded the medal of honour of the Association of French speaking writers (A.D.E.L.F.). [1]

Burkina Faso Country in Africa

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It covers an area of around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) and is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. The July 2019 population estimate by the United Nations was 20,321,378. Burkina Faso is a francophone country, with French as the official language of government and business. Roughly 40% of the population speaks the Mossi language. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), the country was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabé. Its capital is Ouagadougou.

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He was awarded the 1982 Grand Prix Littéraire d'Afrique Noire for two of his works, Poèmes pour l'Angola (1982) and La Poésie des griots (1982). Other works include Refrains sous le Sahel (1976), Quand s'envolent les grues couronnées (1976), and Du lait pour une tombe (1984).

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Sociology and laws

Ainsi on a assassiné tous les Mossé

The English translation of the book's title is So they murdered all Mossi people . It was first edited in 1979 by Naaman Editions (Canada) and re-edited in 1994 by Edition Fondation Pacere.

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The Mossi are a West African ethnic group native to modern Burkina Faso, primarily the Volta River basin. The Mossi are the largest ethnic group in Burkina Faso, constituting more than 40% of the population, or about 6.2 million people. The other 60% of Burkina Faso's population is composed of more than 60 ethnic groups, mainly the Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo and Fulani. The Mossi speak the Mòoré language.

This essay describes the "anti-history" principle, one of the main ones guiding the design of Mossi people's society and the destruction of their civilization along with colonization.

Simply stated, anti-history consists of acknowledging that human societies' goal is to make people live happily. When a society can use acquired resources to perpetuate a steady state of fulfillment, it must stop trying to get more (because that would result in disequilibrium) and perpetuate the means and forces that maintain that society in that steady state. Then, the society will have to work against changes and against time to maintain the equilibrium over generations: That is the origin of the term "anti-history".

Anti-history and equilibrium are the very core principles of the Mossi civilization which as said in Ainsi on a assassiné tous les Mossé no longer effectively exists. [2]

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References

  1. Official site of the Manega Museum
  2. Ainsi on a assassiné tous les Mosse, essai témoignage, Edition Fondation Pacere, Manega 1994