Ivan Van Sertima EBOOK Black Women In Antiquity - EBOOK 0-87855-982-5
Ivan Van Sertima Black Women In Antiquity - EBOOK £ 2.99
This unique volume provides an overview of the black queens, madonnas, and goddesses who dominated the history and imagination of ancient times. The authors have concentrated on Ethiopia and Egypt because the documents of the Nile Valley are voluminous compared to the sketchier records in other parts of Africa, but also because the imagination of the world, not just that of Africa, was haunted by these women. The book is divided into three parts: Ethiopian and Egyptian Queens and Goddesses; Black Women in Ancient Art; and Conquerors and Courtesans. This new edition has an essay on the most powerful queen in history, Queen Hatshepsut. Black Women in Antiquity provides a dramatic account of the role black women have played in the history and development of civilization.
Assata Shakur EBOOK Assata An Autobiography - EBOOK 978-1556520747
Assata Shakur Assata An Autobiography - EBOOK £ 1.99
On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder. This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou. Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides.
Alex Haley EBOOK Autobiography of Malcolm X - EBOOK 978-0791041116
Alex Haley Autobiography of Malcolm X - EBOOK £ 1.99
In this searing classic autobiography, originally published in 1965, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and Black empowerment activist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Human Rights movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American dream and the inherent racism in a society that denies its non-White citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential for anyone who wants to understand the African American experience and America as a whole.
Molfe Kete Asante EBOOK Encyclopedia Of Black Studies EBOOK 978-0761927624
Molfe Kete Asante Encyclopedia Of Black Studies EBOOK £ 3.99
The Encyclopedia of Black Studies is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research on the Black experience. The concept for the encyclopedia was developed from the successful Journal of Black Studies (SAGE) and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. This single-volume reference is the vanguard of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field. More than a chronicle of black culture or black people, this encyclopedia deals with the emergence and maturity of an intellectual field over the past four decades. Beginning with the protests at San Francisco State College in 1967 that led to the first degree-granting department of Black Studies, the field′s rapid growth over time necessitates an authoritative account of the discipline.
Assata Shakur Book UK Assata: An Autobiography 9781556520747
Assata Shakur Assata: An Autobiography £ 13.99
On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder. This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou. Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides.
G.K. Osei Book UK Shaka the Great 9781580730303
G.K. Osei Shaka the Great £ 9.99
Osei leads readers from the humble birth and difficult youth of the great South African warrior and chief Skaka Zulu to his rise as one of Africa's - and the worlds - greatest leaders.
Huey P. Newton EBOOK The Genius of Huey P Newton EBOOK 978-1405184533
Huey P. Newton The Genius of Huey P Newton EBOOK £ 2.99
One of the most powerful yet obscure titles written by Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton. Originally published circa 1968 as a fund raising tool for the "Free Huey" defense fund, this book delves deeply into Newton's thinking on a variety of political subjects. With an introduction by Eldridge Cleaver, it represents one of the most poignant tomes of the Black revolutionary period.
Rosalie F And F Baker EBOOK Ancient Egyptians People of the Pyramids EBOOK B000WLYJUO
Rosalie F And F Baker Ancient Egyptians People of the Pyramids EBOOK £ 3.99
The ultimate who's who of ancient Egypt, Ancient Egyptians is an engaging look at the ancient world through its important leaders. Included are biographies of: The magnificent Imhotep, who set the standard for pyramid-building Nefertiti, the renowned beauty Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid Hatshepsut, a woman pharaoh who defied tradition and called herself "king" Tutankhamun, whose tomb unveiled fantastic riches Rameses the Great, the last majestic king of ancient Egypt Ptahhotep, the great thinker and statesman for King Izezi Ancient Egyptians reveals how Egyptian society was constructed, its religions, burial rituals, architecture, and the history and practices of archaeology that have brought all this information to light.
Nelson Mandela EBOOK A Long Walk to Freedom - EBOOK 978-0316548182
Nelson Mandela A Long Walk to Freedom - EBOOK £ 1.99
Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is still revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. Long Walk to Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela told the extraordinary story of his life -- an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
Various Authors EBOOK Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle EBOOK 978-0814783139
Various Authors Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle EBOOK £ 2.99
Uncovers the often-overlooked stories of the women who shaped the black freedom struggle The story of the black freedom struggle in America has been overwhelmingly male-centric, starring leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Huey Newton. With few exceptions, black women have been perceived as supporting actresses; as behind-the-scenes or peripheral activists, or rank and file party members. But what about Vicki Garvin, a Brooklyn-born activist who became a leader of the National Negro Labor Council and guide to Malcolm X on his travels through Africa? What about Shirley Chisholm, the first black Congresswoman? From Rosa Parks and Esther Cooper Jackson, to Shirley Graham DuBois and Assata Shakur, a host of women demonstrated a lifelong commitment to radical change, embracing multiple roles to sustain the movement, founding numerous groups and mentoring younger activists. Helping to create the groundwork and continuity for the movement by operating as local organizers, international mobilizers, and charismatic leaders, the stories of the women profiled in Want to Start a Revolution? help shatter the pervasive and imbalanced image of women on the sidelines of the black freedom struggle. Contributors: Margo Natalie Crawford, Prudence Cumberbatch, Johanna Fernendez, Diane C. Fujino, Dayo F. Gore, Joshua Guild, Gerald Horne, Ericka Huggins, Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Joy James, Erik McDuffie, Premilla Nadasen, Sherie M. Randolph, James Smethurst, Margaret Stevens, and Jeanne Theoharis.
Huey P. Newton EBOOK Revolutionary Suicide - EBOOK 978-0863163265
Huey P. Newton Revolutionary Suicide - EBOOK £ 1.99
The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package. Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newton's famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America's Black Panther Party. From Newton's impoverished childhood on the streets of Oakland to his adolescence and struggles with the system, from his role in the Black Panthers to his solitary confinement in the Alameda County Jail, Revolutionary Suicide is smart, unrepentant, and thought-provoking in its portrayal of inspired radicalism.
John Henrik Clarke Book UK African People in World History 978-0933121775
John Henrik Clarke African People in World History £ 17.99
This book surveys the impact that African people have made on world history. Dr. John Henrik Clarke guides the reader along a narrative journey that spans from antiquity through present times.  Dr. Clarke provides a condenced introductory overview of the last 8,000 years of African history. Suitable for any lover of history, Africa or anyone looking to begin to undo the trauma of colonization and western academia. Published 1993. 112 pages
Amy Jacques Garvey Book UK Garvey & Garveyism 978-1574781168
Amy Jacques Garvey Garvey & Garveyism £ 19.99
Like all great dreamers and planners, Marcus Garvey dreamed and planned ahead of his time and his peoples' ability to understand the significance of his life's work. A set of circumstances, mostly created by the world colonial powers, crushed this dreamer, but not his dreams. Due to persistence and years of sacrifice of Mrs. Amy Jacques Garvey, widow of Marcus Garvey, a large body of work by and about this great nationalist leader has been preserved and can be made available to a new generation of black people who have the power to turn his dreams into realities. From the introduction by John Henrik Clarke. Amy Euphemia Jacques Garvey was the Jamaican born second wife of Marcus Garvey, and a journalist and activist in her own right. She was one of the pioneering Black women journalists and publishers of the 20th century. Amy Jacques Garvey's perspective continues to provide an intimate and first-person narrative of the Garvey movement and this important period of Black Nationalism. Review - "This personal account of the life and times of the late Marcus Garvey is written by the woman who knew his convictions and the resistance he faced best of all; his wife A. Jacques Garvey. If you are not familiar with the Black Star Liner and the 'Back to Africa Movement' this is a must read. Most of the content comes from writings of Garvey himself".  Published January 1st 1978. 364 pages.
Runoko Rashidi Book UK My Global Journeys in Search of the African Presence 978-1574781212
Runoko Rashidi My Global Journeys in Search of the African Pre... £ 34.99
As a young man, scholar and historian Runoko Rashidi was inspired by traveling journalist and historian J. A. Rogers. Rogers was undefeatable in rescuing and uncovering Black history from obscure places around the world as well as in unearthing African origins among many of Europe's historical ruling families. W.E. B. DuBois once wrote of Rogers, No man alive has written more about the Negro. In Rogers's life and work, Rashidi found inspiration and pledged to travel the world much like Rogers had done, following in his footsteps and witnessing firsthand the presence of Africa around the world. This book documents Rashidi's inspired Global Journeys in Search of the African Presence. This unique travelogue records his country-by-country travels in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Russia, the Pacific and Caribbean Islands, and Central and South America. It also recounts his day-by-day encounters with people, historical markers, art, and cultural practices that both separate and unite Blacks around the world. It's a richly illustrated text with colorful photos primarily taken by the author. The photos do a wonderful job of highlighting the authors pursuit of global Africa. They also present readers with the same stunning visual African presence that Rashidi found and still finds as he continues his travels today. He has visited more than 100 countries, long ago surpassing the 60 that Rogers, his inspiration, visited. Travelogues as literature are not new as a way of sharing the experience of distant lands. They have been around for centuries. In fact, many of the early exploiters of Africa used their travelogues to inform other exploiters of Africa and the New World. The uniqueness of Rashidi's work is his passionate purpose. He turns the old tradition on its head. Rather than using the narrative to exploit and disperse people of African descent, Rashidis purpose is to unite those people, now found all over the world, by pointing to their similarities and unified beginnings. In that sense, the man and the book are unique. No one has traveled further, no one has traveled more, and no one has traveled with this mans passion of uniting people of African descent with their common origin and history. Rashidis global search continues. Today he regularly takes groups to the many distant places he has traveled and new ones that he crosses off his ever shorter list of places he hasnÕt visited. Hopefully, his current activity will lead to a second volume of global searching. With each group he leads, he gets to experience his passion anew, ensuring that a new generation will share the inspiration that propels him.
Oba T'Shaka Book UK The Art Of Leadership 9781878557032
Oba T'Shaka The Art Of Leadership £ 44.99
The Art of Leadership Vol. 1 is a book that total pages and are the only two books in the world that examine African and African American leadership and organizing philosophies, traditions, systems and strategies. These two volumes include defining what a leader is in the context of African and African American history and philosophy. The state of African American communities is defined, and how to organize a group is explained. Group dynamics including the role of cliques in organizations is explored to show how to manage cliques in a positive way. These books analyze how to organize an independent Black School, and how to set up a business or other economic programs. An examination is made of the CounterIntelligence Program (COINTELPRO), and the newest programs of disruption called Low Intensity Operations. A very important chapter explores how to free the mind, a subject that most organizers ignore to their detriment. How to establish relationships with Black churches is explored, and strategies for building alliances and coalitions are also examined. These books are used as textbooks in Black Studies Department, seminary programs, and rites of passage programs, mentoring programs, Black Student Unions and for community organizations etc.
Jamieson B Hurry EBOOK Imhotep: The Vizier & Physician of King Zoser EBOOK 978-0199241781
Jamieson B Hurry Imhotep: The Vizier & Physician of King Zoser E... £ 3.99
...And Afterwards The Egyptian God Of Medicine. The author of this volume, himself a doctor of medicine, is inclined to chide the medical profession for neglecting its true patron saint, who was in practice more than two thousand years before either Hippocrates or Galen. It is doubtless-partly to help Imhotep to his own that Dr. Hurry has written the present book. It is, as it could not but be, based on Sethc's masterly memoir on the same subject written twenty-four years ago. There is not much to be added to this Sethe's work does not age rapidly but what there is Dr. Hurry has found and added. The most striking additions are the Nechautis Papyrus from Oxy-rhynchus, which, if its story could be trusted, would put back the full deification of Imhotep by 2000 years, Gauthier's article on the Imhotep festival, and Milne's on the graffiti in the Sanatorium of Der cl-Bahr”. We are at a loss, however, to understand why he has completely ignored the account of King Zoser given by both the epitomisers of Manetho the Egyptian historian, which, if Sethe's clever and convincing conjecture be correct, is a description of Imhotep himself. Imhotep: the Vizier and Physician of King Zoser and afterwards the Egyptain God of Medicine. By Dr. Jamieson B. Hurry
John Henrik Clarke Book UK My Life In Search Of Africa 978-0883781784
John Henrik Clarke My Life In Search Of Africa £ 24.99
John Henrik Clarke, the author is one of the foremost scholars on Africa who fought to legitimize African history for more than 60 years. This book finally uncovers the tumultuous life of this great figure. Through a series of autobiographical essays, Clarke looks back on his lifelong struggle to restore African history to its proper place in the context of world history.
Mahmud Kati ibn al hajj al-Mutawakkil Kati Book Timbuktu Chronicles 1493-1599
Mahmud Kati ibn al hajj al-Mutawakkil Kati Timbuktu Chronicles 1493-1599 £ 27.99
The Al Hajj Mahmud Kati's Tarikh at Fattash Some five hundred years ago, the Askiya Muhammad founded the Songhay Dynasty of the Askiyas, which flourished for more than a century in Sahelian West Africa.  The Askiya Muhammad administered his kingdom from Gao, Mali, although many of his most loyal followers were located in Timbuktu, Mali. The Timbuktu based scribe al hajj Mahmud Kati was a close friend of the Askiya Muhammad, who accompanied the famous Songhay leader during his pilgrimage to Mecca. The Tarikh al fattash is an eyewitness account of the rise and fall of the Songhay Empire, told from Kati’s perspective as a key participant in many of the most important events in the era of the Askiyas. Wise’s The Timbuktu Chronicles, 1493-1599 is a translation of the Octave Houdas and Maurice Delafosse’s rendition of the Tarikh al fattash, which was compiled from three versions of the text that surfaced in the early twentieth century, and that were edited by Houdas and Delafosse in 1913. It includes a new introduction by Wise, as well as the original introduction and scholarly notes of Houdas and Delafosse.  Although long valued as the most important historical document of the medieval period, Kati’s chronicle is also a literary achievement that is comparable to the writings of figures like Chaucer, Rabelais, and Montaigne. Wise’s introduction and study questions accompanying this translation provide contextualizing information for the non-specialist.  The Tarikh al fattash is essential reading for all students of African literature and history. Christopher Wise deserves both our admiration and gratitude for making available to the wider world this five hundred year old chronicle—the best, the most significant and the most useful on the Songhai empire. The premodern is connected with the modern; old Africa and new Africa are blended; and texts and interpretations are united to understand the past, to teach about the past, allowing us to reflect more profoundly on an era that we continue to hold in awe for its achievements, the endurance of its ideas, the brilliance of its scholars, and the grandeur of its institutions. —Toyin Falola  University Distinguished Professor and the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor, University of Texas at Austin, and the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Chair of Modern Africa At-Large, Benue State University, Nigeria The appearance of Mahmud Kati's Tarikh al Fattash in English translation is long overdue.  In the years to come, we may look forward to the appearance of more neglected classics from Timbuktu and elsewhere in West Africa, in both Arabic and Ajami. Wise's new volume, with its very readable translation and helpful introduction, performs an important service for African literary studies. —Fallou Ngom Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African Language Program, Boston University Thanks need to be given to Christopher Wise and Haba Abu Taleb for resurrecting Tarikh al-Fattashor The Timbuktu Chronicles, which is now available in English because of their translation. This fifteenth century text is a marvel of literature and history and its availability in this excellent English translation will provide an important new treasure for those who are interested in the history and civilization of Islam. —Ricardo Rene Laremont Professor of Political Science and Sociology SUNY Binghamton ABOUT THE AUTHOR, EDITOR & TRANSLATORS Mahmud Kati ibn al hajj al-Mutawakkil Kati was born in Kurmina (Northern Mali), in the year 1468. Kati’s father was a Sephardic Arab Muslim, who migrated to Timbuktu in the era of the Spanish Inquisition.  Kati’s mother was a black African woman of Songhay-Soninke origin. Kati lived most of his adult life in Timbuktu.  He most likely died in 1552, fourteen years after the death of the Askiya Muhammad. Christopher Wise is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Western Washington University.  Wise’s previous publications include his translation of Norbert Zongo’s The Parachute Drop (2004) and The Yambo Ouologuem Reader (2008). Hala Abu Taleb is an assistant professor of American Studies at the University of Jordan. She also teaches courses on American Literature and Cross-cultural Communication to undergraduates in the English Department. Her research interests include identity politics, cultural bridging and aesthetic resistance.
Patrick Chabal Book UK Amilcar Cabral: Revolutionary Leadership and People's War 9781592210824
Patrick Chabal Amilcar Cabral: Revolutionary Leadership and Pe... £ 39.99
This book, first published in 1983 by Cambridge University Press and now issued for the first time in paperback with a new preface, tells the story of Amilcar Cabral who, as head of PAIGC, Guinea-Bissaus nationalist movement, became one of Africas foremost revolutionary leaders. In less than twenty years of active political life, Cabral led Guinea-Bissaus nationalists to the most complete political and military success ever achieved by an African political movement against a colonial power. At the time of his death in 1973, months before Guinea-Bissau became independent, his influence extended well beyond the Lusophone world and Africa. Friends and foes alike admired his political acumen and skills and saw in him a potential leader of a non-aligned movement. His writings have shown him to be a sophisticated analyst of the social, economic, and political factors which have affected and continue to affect the developing world. At a time when there is a general sense of despondency about the future of Africa, as well as cynicism about its political elites, it is instructive to be reminded that the continent has produced a political leader of Cabrals caliber. ABOUT THE AUTHOR PATRICK CHABAL is professor of lusophone African studies at King’s College, London. Among his books are "The Postcolonial Literature of Lusophone Africa" (1996) and "The History of Postcolonial Lusophone Africa" (2002), both of which he was the editor.