A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit Queen Afua is a known worldwide for her herbalism, natural health expertise and dedicated healer of women's bodies and women's souls who practice a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Sacred Woman takes us on a transformational journey of physical and ancestral healing that will restore the brilliance of our spirits through sacred initiation. Queen Afua begins by helping us to discover our unique womb-an-ness and to honour the womb as the centre of our consciousness and creativity, as well a twenty-one-day program for womb purification and spirit rejuvenation. Then Queen Afua summons us to enter the Nine Gateways of Initiation, where she blesses us with the exact tools we need to bring our beings into true harmony with the earth and the cosmos. Through magnificent meditations, affirmations and rituals rooted in ancient Egyptian temple teachings, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and celebrate our bodies by spiritualising the words we speak; the foods we eat; the spaces we live and work in; the beauty we create in our lives; the healing energy we transmit to self and others; the relationships we nurture; the service we offer; and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest. Through love, passion and wisdom. Queen Afua leads us to accept our purpose to heal ourselves, women, their families, communities and our world with the aid of Sacred Women. Review - "If you are in search of a deeper journey regarding health - spiritual and physical, this is a great book to add to your list of must reads. Queen Afua writes from a unique perspective as she tries to teach us "wombman" how important the health and care of our wombs are. She nutures by providing us with spiritual reflections (not religion) to help us grow". Published October 30th 2001. 416 pages.
Women Who Run With The Wolves, A classic book that was on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list for 144 weeks and is translated into 35 languages. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D. shows how woman's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archaeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconscious. Dr. Estés uses indigenous tales passed down through her family, in the blood of wars and survival, cultural myths, her own poetic writing of those fairy tales, folk tales and stories chosen from her life witness. Also research ongoing for twenty years that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype. 560 Pages First Published 22nd August 1995
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.
Overcoming An Angry Vagina is a self-help guide to empowerment. It offers the reader helpful step to achieving womb wellness. Queen Afua's is a highly experienced holistic health therapist; especially regarding womb issues. It reflects the challenging work Queen Afua provides daily, providing ways to rid ourselves of toxic stress and dis-ease in the body so we can realise and rebirth our purpose, mission and vision for a new lifestyle. Overcoming an Angry Vagina is for anyone seeking salvation and satisfaction through transformational work. Both men and women will benefit from this book, allowing you to help you and your families discover a balanced holistic lifestyle. Review: "This work of literature is a masterpiece of healing and inner transformation! I highly recommend this book to any woman, particularly the sisters, who are lost about their wombs and vaginas. This literary work will allow you the guidance and space, to be your own salvation in healing. Thank You QUEEN AFUA, for yet another revelation. You are blessed!" 192 pages
In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those African-American women outside academe. She provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. The result is a superbly crafted book that provides the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought.
12 lessons to restore the image, the character, and the responsibility of the goddess blackwoman Review - "This book is excellent. I like that the author is very conversational and he writes as if he's speaking directly to you. In some books, this may not be acceptable, but it really worked as the format for this one. I honestly think that this book can be used as part of a curriculum for teaching girls how to respect themselves. His points were very true and they could sting if you do not possess esteem for yourself. However, I encourage all to read the entire book before making a final judgement. He seems to be a parent. Every point he made was relevant still. These points are in fact lessons and I would definitely give this book as a gift to any woman who I thought needed to learn about her self value. Published October 1st 1996. 170 pages.
Restoring Your Health Through The Seven Kitchens of Consciousness Book The City of Wellness, brings together Queen Afua's method of healing yourself through diet and nutrition. Restoring Your Health Through the Seven Kitchens of Consciousness, educates readers on bridging the relationship between their food-lifestyle and their wellness. A step by step method of elevating your health through giving up flesh and increasing fresh raw foods for increased wellness, and healing of actual health problems such as hypertension and obesity. Not a typical diet book, rather a lifestyle change. Endorsing foods that increase the vibrational frequency that leads to optimal health, herbal and specific food groups are discussed. She reminds us that historically, African Americans had limited access to doctors and other healthcare providers. Midwives and other "root healers" were all that blacks had from Africa through slavery up until the past 40-50 years. In some locales of the South and Carribean, "root healers" continue to heal with foods and herbs. Today this life threatening health crisis is spreading through the African American community like a twenty-first century black plague. Review - "This book has my attention its great if your in the process of healing oneself inside and out. If your on the path of eating right, meditation and self healing the mind or if you have read this Author other books this is a great edition". Published September 9th 2009. 398 pages.
This ebook pack was sourced to provide insite from the foremost minds on the subjects of womanism and all that revolves around it. Tailored together to be informative, empowering and a great source of understanding for both men and women. This pack contains: African Women A Political Economy - Meredith Tursen Aint I a Feminist African American Men Speak Out on Fatherhood, Friendship, Forgiveness, and Freedom - Aronette M. White Aint I A Woman Black Women and Feminism - bell hooks Autobiography - Angela Davis Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins Feminist Theory From Margin to Center - bell hooks Killing Rage Ending Racism - bell hooks Open Letter - Assata Shakur Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle - Dayo F. Gore, Jeanne Theoharis & Komozi Woodard The Dancing Mind - Toni Morrison We Real Cool Black Men Masculinity - bell hooks White Women, Race Matters - The Social Construction of Whiteness - Ruth Frankenberg Yearning Race Gender And Cultural Politics - bell hooks Upon completion of your order, you will receive a confirmation email that will be shortly followed up with a separate email providing access to your download. Our Ebook collections consist of PDFs, EPUBs & MOBI files all of which are compatible with smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers. To download and store to your device click 'Open in browser' and then proceed to save to your device. Please note: EPUB & MOBI files require the use a E-Reader such as kindle or Apple iBooks. EPUB & MOBI files require the use a E-Reader such as kindle or Apple iBooks. Some of these files are scans, facsimile and reviewed copies and do at times feature highlighting and reader notes and annotations.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of writings on the Black Woman’s creation of and ongoing contribution to world civilization. This work sets forth documented proof that the African Woman is the Mother of all living. She was also the first to develop agricultural science, to create an alphabet and mathematics, to devise scripts for writing and to establish educational and social systems. In essence, she was the spiritual impetus for all scientific investigation in the ancient world. The Black Woman was also the first builder of houses, constructor of cities, establisher of laws and governance and the creator of the marketplace. In fact, all the elements of civilisation that humans hold dear initially emanated from her, that is why she was revered as an angel in antiquity. Review - "I am so grateful to this author for revealing all this historical truth about the Black Woman, the African Woman. This book made me divinely fall that much more deeper in love and admiration for Black Women in general. They are the women who brought us here and the Divine consciousness we must seek will inevitably bring us together into realization of truly how important it is to have knowledge of yourself and your family. My perception of Black Women had transcended love beyond any words I can describe". Published December 1st 1989. 85 pages.
This book will present three main themes of African women: African feminism, women and work, and women and politics. Written to inform readers of the current debates, to encourage new thinking on these issues, and to indicate areas for needed research.
A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat The first vegan guide geared to African American women. More than forty delicious and nutritious recipes highlighted with color photographs Menus and advice on transitioning from omnivore to vegan Resource information and a comprehensive shopping list for restocking the fridge and pantry African American women are facing a health crisis: Heart disease, stroke, and diabetes occur more frequently among them than among women of other races. Black women comprise the heftiest group in the nation—80 percent are overweight, and 50 percent obese. Decades of studies show that these chronic diseases can be prevented and even reversed with a plant-based diet. But how can you control your weight and health without sacrificing great food and gorgeous curves?Just ask Tracye Lynn McQuirter. With attitude, inspiration, and expertise, in By Any Greens Necessary McQuirter shows women how to stay healthy, hippy, and happy by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes as part of an active lifestyle. The book is a call to action that all women should heed.
Geared toward African parents in the diaspora, this handbook offers more than 50 tips on successfully guiding girls into womanhood and helping them avoid common pitfalls. The book looks at topics such as education, the definition of beauty, peer pressure, social media, dating, career development, music, television, role models, and the importance of paternal participation to help parents learn and understand how to effectively support their daughters.
African American Women Who Practice Polygyny by Consent Polygyny -- the practice of having multiple wives -- has existed since ancient times and is still practiced in many countries throughout the world. In this book, Dr. Patricia Dixon argues that the practice is one the African American community should adopt as well. According to Dixon, the concept of monogamy was spread by Christianity and created an unrealistic and romanticized notion of marriage that leaves many women, especially African American women, unfulfilled and unsupported. She offers many reasons to support polygyny, most importantly, the shortage of available African American men. Through extensive interviews, she offers an insider's look at polygynous marriages, showing readers its benefits and disadvantages, interpersonal dynamics, how financial, sexual, and parental responsibilities are determined, and the legal, moral, and cultural challenges that must be overcome in order to make polygynous marriage possible within American society.
Africa on My Mind is the second publication, written by 13 year old Atlantis Tye Browder and her father Anthony Browder. It chronicles their experiences while taking part in a 15 day study tour to West Africa in 1993. During the course of her study tour Atlantis traveled to Senegal, The Gambia, Ghana and Ivory Coast. She visited numerous cities, villages Andy historical sites including the infamous slave dungeons at Goree island, Cape Coast and Elmira. She also met a number of fascinating people gained incredible insight.
This book reflects on the experiences of 7-year-old Atlantis Browder during her first trip to Egypt and subsequent trips over the next three decades. In this book, the adult Atlantis Browder takes a look back on the first collaborative effort between herself and her father Anthony. Atlantis’s reflections provide youth with a clearer understanding of ancient Egypt and its relationship to modern America. Share this book with the young people in your life. During the course of her study tour Atlantis traveled to Senegal, The Gambia, Ghana and Ivory Coast. She visited numerous cities, villages Andy historical sites including the infamous slave dungeons at Goree island, Cape Coast and Elmira. She also met a number of fascinating people gained incredible insight.