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WHAT IS OUR CONTAFRIKAFASHION ? or DISCOVER THE POWER AND BENEFITS OF OUR GLORIOUS CONTINENTAL AFRIKAFASHION FOR ALL CONT/DIASPORA AFRIKANS AS OUR FREEDOM FROM DRESSING FOREIGN, By COPYRIGHT (2011) Prof Afrikadzata Deku, Docteur d'Etat, PhD; *Doctorat d'Etat (Ph.D.) * D.E.S.S. (M. Phil) * Diplome De L' I.I.A.P.(Post-Grad. Dipl.) * M.Sc. * BA. Double Majors * Emails: [email protected];

Continental AfrikaFashion or Beauty or Way of Dressing for all Continental/Diaspora Afrikans fulfill the same purpose of French dresses for the French, Chinese dresses for the Chinese, British dresses for the British or Japanese dresses for Japanese.

Dressing Continental Afrikan, Chinese, French, Japanese or British is not only a right but also the expression of what one's intelligence, creativity, imagination can do in honor of one's body.

Continental AfrikaFashion or Dresses for all Continental/Diaspora Afrikans, like all other conscious human groups, give all Continental Afrikans the right to speak to themselves and the world with their dresses, to make a statement of their Continental AfrikaOrigin, Identity, Personality and Heritage they are proud of and wish to honor and perpetuate through their Afrikacentric Continental AfrikaFashions.

Continental Afrikan Dresses for Continental Afrikans are therefore the unique opportunity for all Continental/Diaspora Afrikans to announce their Continental AfrikaPersonality and Presence with grace and royalty as Kings and Queens they are destined to be.

It also means, for the conscious Continental Afrikan, daily projection of who we are as Continental Afrikans, where we came from, our noble Continental AfrikaPersonality and all the Positive Elements of our Continental AfrikaCulture, Values, AfrikaLaw and Order we adorn and glorify our Continental AfrikaBody with and through the unique Continental AfrikaWay we cut, sew and wear our Continental AfrikaDresses that are unique, original and authentic to all conscious and mentally liberated Continental/Diaspora Afrikans who are proud of their Afrikaness and are not ashamed to proclaim it to the world with pride and dignity.

This means, Continental AfrikaFashion or Way of dressing should not be confused with Foreign ways of dressing that exist today to replace our Continental Afrikan Way of dressing or to keep us ignorant of and make us forget the Power and Benefits of dressing Continental Afrikan.

In the same way, dressing Continental Afrikan could no longer be dismissed or ridiculed as “backward”, “awkward”, Clumsy or taking Continental Afrika back to the Stone Age”.

All because, Continental Afrika as the Cradle of Humanity gave the world its first concept and practice of Dress and Cloth-making.

Which means, Continental AfrikaFashion or Way of dressing is the world first modern, fashionable, elegant, and beautiful way of adorning the human body and as such Mother of all today's world Fashions.

That is why, we consider it PATHETIC IF NOT RIDICULOUS for our today's Westernized/Arabanized Afrikans to still continue to think that unless they dress Foreign as their “white” and Arab masters have taught and programmed them to do, they will not be qualified or accepted as professionals or modern.

Their zealous acceptance and reference to Western robes, wigs, suits, ties, skirts, dresses and the likes as their uniforms or dresses they cannot do without or replace with their own Continental Afrika-designed and made uniforms or dresses, betrays their ignorance of the fact that the Foreign “uniform” or attires they adore so much and have become slaves to are specifically made for cold or temperate weather and not for hot or tropical Continental AfrikaWeather.

Just as it is suicidal for any Continental Afrikan to dress or wear Continental AfrikaClothes or dresses meant for hot weather in cold French, British or American winter, in the same way, it is death for some of our today's Afrikans to continue roasting and burning themselves in the oven of tight Western dresses meant to keep their Foreign owners and wearers hot in cold and temperate weather Abroad.

In the same vein, prescribing or imposing Western dresses we call school uniforms on our today's Afrikan children as a way of making them “smart” can only make them prefer Western ways of dressing to Continental AfrikaFashion or Way of Dressing.

By wearing Western dresses to schools from kindergarten to the University, consciously or unconsciously we wrongly teach our today's youth that only Western and not Continental AfrikaDresses matter in life and can make people “smart” or modern or more beautiful or appealing which is nothing but a BIG LIE to free our Westernized Children and Youth from .

And since everybody including our youth wants to look smart, modern, beautiful, rich, prosperous, appealing, they logically turn to love, accept, dress, prefer and see Western dresses (which we have successfully got them addicted to) as the only dresses that can make them smart.

So, all over today's Continental/Diaspora Afrika, we see more and more of our today's Afrikan children, pupils, students, and youth getting more and more enslaved by and addicted to Foreign dresses at the expense of their Continental AfrikaDresses.

Like their adults, they suffocate their bodies to death in their tight jeans, heavy boots, heavy hoses, thick pullovers, heavy long-sleeves, thick mufflers and so on that they do not even know do them more harm than good.

Besides, our present excessive taste and appetite for Foreign dresses at all cost and by any means necessary has begun to turn today's Continental Afrika into the world's biggest and the world's first dumping ground for all kinds of used or second-hand materials, clothes and dresses which their Foreign original owners and users no longer want or need and will even consider an insult or sickness to wear them on their bodies.

And yet over here, because we are programmed to believe and accept the lie that everything from Abroad is good, everything Continental Afrikan is zero, we accept these throw-away Foreign rags as gold and divine gifts from above with which to “glorify” our today's Foreignized and Fragmented Afrikan Bodies without the least knowledge of the harm and the humiliation we are inflicting on them and which deserve better than Foreign rags.

Just as other conscious human groups will not insult their sacred and precious bodies with Foreign rags or throw-away materials, dresses and clothes, shoes, bags , wigs , etc, in the same way, our sacred and precious Continental AfrikaBodies also yearn not for Foreign rags or uniforms but for royal, kingly and queenly Continental AfrikaMaterials, dresses and clothes to glorify, honor and adore them with.

In this vein, it must be noted that most of our today's Continental AfrikaWomen/Ladies are leading their men in dressing Continental Afrikan to offices and churches and other places which were considered a taboo or impossible ten years ago.

Consequently, by Continental AfrikaFashion or Way of Dressing, we mean, the Unique, Original, Authentic, Ancient, Traditional, Pre-slavery and Pre-colonial Afrikacentric Way in which Continental Afrikans the world over are known to dress that makes them unique and different from other people's ways of dressing.

Continental AfrikaFashion or Way of dressing is therefore, the power, Pp Continental Afrikans have to think, create, invent, discover, design, sew and wear all kinds of Afrikacentric Continental AfrikaFashions, styles, dresses and clothes that enhance, strengthen, beautify and pay tribute and homage to their Continental AfrikaBodies as conscious Continental Afrikans.

The ORIGIN of our Continental AfrikaFashion or Way of Dressing dates back to the origin of the world in Continental Afrika that makes it the oldest form of dressing in the world and consequently the Mother of today's Fashions and Styles of dressing in the world today.

This means, without Continental AfrikaWay of Dressing or Fashion as the world's first Fashion Originator and Pace-Setter, there will be no French Fashion, British Fashion or Italian Fashion today in the world for some of our today's Afrikans to be preferring to their own Continental AfrikaFashion and Way of Dressing they are programmed to reject as inferior to their Foreign styles of Dressing .

That means, the NATURE of our Continental AfrikaFashion or Way of Dressing can be qualified as Ancient in origin, Continental Afrikan in scope, Afrikacentric in content, Traditional Continental Afrikan in dimension, original, unique and authentic in perspective.

This means, Continental AfrikaFashion or Way of Dressing from Ancient times to today and tomorrow can be as “fashionable, modern, smart, and perfect for schools, churches, offices and all occasions as we are willing to let our Continental AfrikaImagination, Ingenuity and Creativity take us to. If others can make their dresses “smart” for all occasions, Continental/Diaspora Afrikans can do the same for their benefit too.

By COPYRIGHT (2011) Prof Afrikadzata Deku, Docteur d'Etat, PhD; *Doctorat d'Etat (Ph.D.) * D.E.S.S. (M. Phil) * Diplome De L' I.I.A.P.(Post-Grad. Dipl.) * M.Sc. * BA. Double Majors *

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