Arabe in / out



The left wing of the monument to the belgian pioneers in Congo in the Parc Cinquantenaire reads: “l’heroisme militaire belge aneantit l’arabe esclavagiste”. The information panel which is placed next to the right wing of the monument refers to this text, but without repeating the before mentioned ‘arab origins’ of the slavetraders. Allthough the info panel does euphemistically read that ‘history has given short comments’ on the nature of colonial representation, it does not allow visitors to gain a better understanding of the subject matter.
Somebody has apparently noted the absence of the word ‘arab’ from the infopanel and made a subtle correction ….
(See l’Arabe / Arabische)