Title: Bringing African Artifacts Home
Author: Damola Durosomo
Media Outlet: OkayAfrica
Publish Date: June 10, 2019
Niama Safia Sandy: (…) Restitution should not just be about returning an object, but also supporting a discourse that acknowledges the role of colonization, power and the history of how it happened, while also building a system of equity such that global cultural heritage items can be shared by all humanity in a manner that does not prevent indigenous peoples of the world from having control over their cultural artifacts and assets.
(…) I can't help but see irony in European institutions fighting to hold on to the very history it was claimed we do not have.”