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  1. Belgian Museum Now Faces Its Colonial Past

    by , 10-02-2018 at 06:04 AM
    Aimé Mpane remembers when he first saw the old statues. It was 1994, and the Congolese visual artist had just moved to Belgium, which once ruled his country. Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mpane says he had been taught in school that the Congolese were descended from the Gauls — "that they were our kings."

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    "In our schoolbooks, it was as if the Congolese did not exist without Belgian colonialists," says ...
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