I think it is, in part, a fear of vilification and self-loathing. That being taught about colonial rule would cause people to ‘be ashamed of their own country’. But these fears are misguided, and they hold us back. If we are to understand what we have done well as a nation, we also need to see where we have failed. Not picking and choosing which parts of our history we want to remember.
I agree with you.
Question is have you got the stomach and patience to read the reviews I wrote on Britain's adventure in Nigeria?