The history of Africa has been marked by the devaluing of memories-in the plural-where the past acquires similar forms to the future, full of problems and populated with dense silences. The crises of time-when it seems that one does not have time for memories-do not occur only because of the increasingly dominant presence of neoliberal globalization; they also derive from a present replete with amnesias. Further, they are connected to the crises of singular explanations of the world, the crisis of the meta-narrative in history, specifically regimes of totalitarian power that sought to control the regimes of memory in a centralized manner.