AFRICAN HISTORY MONTH 2017 day 14

I SALUTE  HOUNGAN  FRANSWA MAKANDAL.

The  biographies of  Revolutionary leader  and Houngan  Franswa Makandal are  varied  and sometimes  not  consistent  with  each other.

Some  authors  claim  that  he  origined  in Haiti,others in the Congo  of  Africa.

Others  claim  that he  was  a Mandingo

What is  agreed  is that he may  have been the most  significant Revolutionary leader in Haiti and that he paved the  way and road of  success of  Toussaint Prince Gaugaunou L’Ouverture .

IT IS  REPUTED   THAT MAKANDAL WAS  A MASTER OF HERBAL LORE  AND  EXPERT TRADITIONAL PHARMACOLOGIST.

His  knowledge of  herbs and sacred  science  aided him in successfully mobilizing  effectively  “maroon” Africans in Saint Domingue as he  moved  from plantation  to plantation  recruiting  a  guerilla  force with  the  aim of  liberating  all enslaved  Africans. With  his  knowledge  of  fauna  and  flora  Makandal  creates  a biological  weapon  that successfully  annihilates  the  animals  of  the planter class. From property of the  planter class Makandal then  takes  the  struggle  to the homes  and persons  of the planter class.Many  succumbed  to this  biological weapon.

After a successful four  year  guerilla campaign  utilising  various  war tactics  that included  his  biological weapon Makandal is betrayed  and  captured and  sentenced  to be  burnt.

It  is the  strong  conviction of many  sacred scientists  of the period that Makandal  liberated  his  spirit  during  the  firing  of his  body and  commanded his indomitable spirit  to remain  put in the land  to further guide other  revolutionaries.

As we  commemorate,mark and  celebrate African History Month  2017 T SALUTE  HOUNGAN FRANSWA MAKANDAL

May  his spirit, ase  and  knowledge  continue  to  guide us.

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