"If we want to transform Africa into a new Europe, America into a new Europe, then let us entrust the destiny of our countries to the Europeans. They will do a better job than the best of us.
But if we want humanity to take one step forward, if we want to take it to another level than the one where Europe has placed it, then we must innovate, we must be pioneers.
If we want to respond to the expectations of our peoples, we must look elsewhere besides Europe."
Frantz Fanon, Wretched of the Earth (1961)