IndigiBookz UK Egyptian Yoga: Volume 2 9781884564390
Dr Muata Ashby Egyptian Yoga: Volume 2 £ 16.99

African Religion - Theban Theology In this long awaited sequel to Egyptian Yoga: The Philosophy of Enlightenment you will take a fascinating and enlightening journey back in time and discover the teachings which constituted the epitome of Ancient Egyptian spiritual wisdom What are the disciplines which lead to the fulfillment of all desires? Delve into the three states of consciousness (waking, dream and deep sleep) and the fourth state which transcends them all, Neberdjer, "The Absolute." These teachings of the city of Waset (Thebes) were the crowning achievement of the Sages of Ancient Egypt. They establish the standard mystical keys for understanding the profound mystical symbolism of the Triad of human consciousness.

IndigiBookz UK Black History Legends Colouring Book 978-7655676545
Black History Activity Books Black History Legends Colouring Book £ 9.99

The Black History Legends Colouring Book features over 30 legends from history all the way from ancient Egypt to the modern day… Covering Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Leaders, Freedom fighters, Kings, Queens, Emperors and Empresses such as: Bob Marley Queen Nanny Ellijah McCoy Bessie Coleman Rosa Parks King Zumbi Yaa Asantewaa Queen Amina Huey P. Newton Malcolm X Martin Luther King Toussaint L'Overture And many more!

Mustafa El-Amin Book Freemasonry: Ancient Egypt and the Islamic Destiny
Mustafa El-Amin Freemasonry: Ancient Egypt and the Islamic Destiny £ 9.99

Mustafa El-Amin, author of bestseller Al-Islam, Christianity, and Freemasonry, now examines what it is about Freemasonry that made most of the founding fathers of America feel the need to embrace it; why is it that so many people of influence (members of Congress, the Supreme Court, judges, politicians)--past and present--have joined and studied the teachings of Freemasonry. Mustafa El-Amin was born in Newark, N.J. in 1957. He was introduced to, and accepted the teachings of the Nation of Islam, under the leadership of the Hon. Elijahh Muhammad, in 1972. Upon the death of Hon. Elijah Muhammad in 1975, Mustafa made a smooth transition of accepting the leadership of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, and the pure teachings of Al-Islam based upon the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah.

Elijah Muhammad Book UK How to Eat to Live Volume 1 9781884855160
Elijah Muhammad How to Eat to Live Volume 1 £ 8.99

For more than 30 years, messenger Elijah Muhammad has been teaching the so-called Negroes of America on the proper foods to eat to improve their mental power, physical appearance, for prevention of illness, curing of ailments and prolonging life. Given the humble, economic conditions of the blacks in America, an inexpensive, yet highly nutritional diet was given to them by Elijah Muhammad. Before the health craze that has swept the country. Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam were head of the curve as far back as the early 30's. This is the first of two books written with this simple, yet revolutionary way of eating.

Elijah Muhammad Book How to Eat to Live Volume 2
Elijah Muhammad How to Eat to Live Volume 2 £ 8.99

For more than 30 years, messenger Elijah Muhammad has been teaching the so-called Negroes of America on the proper foods to eat to improve their mental power, physical appearance, for prevention of illness, curing of ailments and prolonging life. Given the humble, economic conditions of the blacks in America, an inexpensive, yet highly nutritional diet was given to them by Elijah Muhammad. Before the health craze that has swept the country. Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam were head of the curve as far back as the early 30's. This is the first of two books written with this simple, yet revolutionary way of eating.

Steven Sora Book Secret Societies of America's Elite
Steven Sora Secret Societies of America's Elite £ 12.99

From the Knights Templar to Skull and Bones... An expose of the dark and critical role secret societies play within the ruling families in America and their influence on American democracy, current events, and world history. Reveals the enormous influence secret societies still have on contemporary American life. Shows how the secret Masonic cells that smuggled in the democratic ideals inspiring the American Revolution also enabled the future elite of the new society to build huge fortunes. Elite and secret societies has always been a major force in the history of the Western civilisation. The alliances formed in secret societies such as the Knights Templar, the Order of Christ and the Freemasons transcended patriotism and religious beliefs and had a powerful influence on the establishment of the United States of America. While these secret associations of merchants, smugglers, occultists, gamblers, spies and slavers succeeded in freeing the United States from foreign domination, the dark side is that the elite could use their secret society connections to further their own wealth and power. These secret cells did not hesitate to sponsor the assassination of a president if it was deemed expedient and even worked to break up the union on several occasions. From the sons of Liberty and the Essex Junto to the Klu Klux Klan, secret societies have played pivotal roles in building the fortunes of America's elite. Now Steven Sora reveals in alarming detail how secretive societies continue to wield power even today as organisations such as Yale's Skull and Bones club unite America's modern ruling families as strongly as Masonic Lodges once connected the Astor's, Livingstons and Roosevelts. Their unbridled power and massive wealth allow this elite to control America to a degree that the Templars once dominated Europe.

Manu Ampim Book UK Death of the Willie Lynch Speech 9781574780574
Manu Ampim Death of the Willie Lynch Speech £ 5.99

Finally, proof that the Willie Lynch Speech is a hoax! Supposedly given in 1712, the Willie Lynch Speech is widely believed to be authentic. Actually, as revealed in this book, it is an amateurish and malicious hoax. Unfortunately, many people taken in by this hoax have spread and championed it. An extreme example of this championing occurred in 1995 at the Million Man March. There, the Willie Lynch Speech was dramatically repeated in one of the speeches. Marchers and millions around the world who witnessed the March through television and radio were presented with this hoax as fact and history. In the Death of the Willie Lynch Speech, Professor Manu Ampim exposes the myth of Willie Lynch. Ampim does this by documenting the 20th century origin and fraudulent history of the Willie Lynch Speech and speculating, correctly, about the author's identity--forcing the admitted hoaxer to confess. This volume contains the fake Willie Lynch Speech correspondence between Ampim and the admitted hoaxer, and the admitted hoaxer's confession.

Kunda Kids Activity Books Kunda Kids - Mansa Musa Activity Book 5490280365
Kunda Kids Kunda Kids - Mansa Musa Activity Book £ 3.99

DOWNLOAD & PRINT AT HOME. An activity book inspired by the story ‚ÄėMansa Musa Builds a School‚Äô, from the collection Africa‚Äôs Little Kings & Queens. Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years. Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years. Each activity contains 20 pages of printable activities and colouring pages and an answer page at the back. How to use: Print the entire workbook or selected pages, and have fun!

Kunda Kids Activity Books Kunda Kids - Queen Yaa Activity Book 549028038
Kunda Kids Kunda Kids - Queen Yaa Activity Book £ 3.99

DOWNLOAD & PRINT AT HOME. An activity book inspired by the story ‚ÄėQueen Yaa Saves the Golden Stool‚Äô, from the collection Africa‚Äôs Little Kings & Queens. Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years. Each activity contains 20 pages of printable activities and colouring pages and an answer page at the back. How to use: Print the entire workbook or selected pages, and have fun!

Sabine Jell-Bahlsen Book UK The Water Goddess in Igbo Cosmology 9781592214839
Sabine Jell-Bahlsen The Water Goddess in Igbo Cosmology £ 28.99

A study of the Igbo people's belief in a water Goddess that resides in Lake Oguta in south- eastern Nigeria. Bahlsen looks at the rituals, beliefs and social organisation associated with it. ‚ÄúThis evocative study of a water Goddess among the Igbo of Lake Oguta in southeastern Nigeria, thoroughly explores the rituals, beliefs and social organization associated with rituals of women's power. A form of Mammy Wata found through coastal Western Africa ‚Ķ the analysis of this powerful Goddess, based on many years of research, is a notable contribution to African female ritual studies, long neglected by scholars." --Dr. Simon Ottenberg, University of Washington, Seattle ‚ÄúTo the best of my knowledge, this is the most informative study yet on the Water Goddess in Igbo cosmology, and it seems poised to remain for a long time, the most authoritative work on the subject.‚ÄĚ --Dr. Ernest N. Emenyonu, University of Michigan, Flint ‚ÄúProduced with the cultural sensitivity and thoroughness of a seasoned ethnographer and an accomplished filmmaker, this long-awaited interdisciplinary work is a study of confluences on a grand scale. Ogbuide (the Lake Goddess) holds sway in an environment where the force and flexibility of water determines commerce, artistic expression, gender relations, and communal life. Located at the confluence of the rivers Nigerand Urashi, Ogbuide (Oguta Lake) stands as a metaphor for where worlds meet;revealing the intertwining of numerous registers‚ÄĒmyths, symbols, aesthetics, customs, medicine, spirituality, religion, history/histories, literature, and ecology.‚ÄĚ --Obioma Nnaemeka, Indiana University, Indianapolis ‚ÄúThis brilliantly researched and documented book is a must read for all serious scholars and researchers of Africa and its various cultures, religious beliefs and practices especially the adoratory worship of the Water Goddess in the Oguta riverine areas of southeastern Nigeria.‚ÄĚ --Dr. Michael C. Mbabuike, Hostos Community College of the City University of New York ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sabine Jell Bahlsen holds an MA in ethnology from the Free University in Berlin/Germany and a PhD in anthropology from the New School University in New York. She edits the journal Dialectical Anthropology and is the director of Ogbuide Films. Her published articles appear in many publications.

Toyin Falola Book UK Yoruba Gurus 0865436983231
Toyin Falola Yoruba Gurus £ 19.99

Indigenous Production of Knowledge in Africa Toyin Falola, one of the most prominent interpreters of Yoruba History, has written an outstanding and brilliant pioneer book that reveals valuable knowledge on African local historians. This is one of the most impressive books on the Yoruba in recent years and the best so far on Yoruba intellectual history. The range of coverage is extensive, the reading is stimulating, and the ideas are innovative. This is indeed a major contribution to historical knowledge that all students of African history will find especially useful. This original study will find itself in the list of the most important studies of the 20th century." -- Julius O. Adekunle, Monmouth University In the quest to promote "universal knowledge" and create Western institutions in Africa, the intellectual contributions of Africans without university certificates or connections to the academy have been maligned, ignored or slighted. Yet, as Toyin Falola's book points out, there are African scholars and thinkers without academic credentials doing important works. Here is a book that shows that intellectual contributions need not be divorced from the concerns of local communities or deliberately promote narrative inequality and distance. The primary focus of the book is about the intellectual production of the prominent Yoruba intelligentsia outside of the academy. The academic mode has often privileged itself at the expense of other sites of production and voices. In this book, Toyin Falola analyzes the broad themes of the chroniclers who wrote in Yoruba and English and the contribution of the gurus among them. In addition, he presents a few selected texts to elaborate general and specific points. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Toyin Falola is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the former editor of the influential journal, ODU: A Journal of West African Studies, and was among the founding fathers of the Ife Humanities Society. He is the current co-editor of the Journal of African Economic History and the Series Editor of Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora. Among his recent publication are Development Planning and Decolonization in Nigeria and Violence in Nigeria.

Simon Ottenberg & Toyin Falola Book UK Igbo Religion & Social Life 9781592214440
Simon Ottenberg & Toyin Falola Igbo Religion & Social Life £ 36.99

In this volume Emeritus Professor Simon Ottenberg presents a number of detailed essays on the religious life of the Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria and on the Limba of northern Sierra Leone, based on extensive anthropological field research over many years. Ottenberg stresses the important of looking at African religious life in terms of ritual activity and change over time. There are also chapters on the growth of Abakaliki, an Igbo town, and essays reflecting on the author's field experiences in Africa over time. The volume concludes with two general papers. "This two-volume collection of essays is a significant milestone in the discourse of African Studies and an insightful summation of the career of a distinguished scholar of African anthropology and art history. The books testify to the originality of Ottenberg's insights and chronicle his transformation from a young anthropologist observer to a valued member of the Afikpo-Igbo society." -Sylvester Okwunodu OgbechieArt Historian, University of California, Santa Barbara "This book presents us with an invaluable snapshot of the emergence of a uniquely innovative approach to the study of African cultures, peoples, and histories, an approach which privileges the sensibilities, priorities, and changing social dynamics of the African people without casting their universe in the language of insular exceptionalism." -Ebe M. OchonuVanderbilt University ABOUT THE EDITOR TOYIN FALOLA initiated this series, and has edited previous books on the essays of Ade Ajayi, Bethwell Ogot, Richard Sklar, Adiele Afigbo, and Adu Boahen. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. His career has been the subject of three festscriften published by Africa World Press.

Daniel Chu Book UK A Glorious Age in Africa 9780865431676
Daniel Chu A Glorious Age in Africa £ 13.99

The Story of 3 Great African Empires (Young Readers Series) Suitable for ages 7+. A review of 800 years of African history, focusing on the empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, and revealing the military, educational, and political supremacy during that time. Did you know...that during Europe's "Dark Ages," three great African empires provided the main advance of human knowledge? That Timbuktu was once of the greatest centers of learning in the world? Did you know...that on separate pilgrimages to Mecca, two African emperors dispensed more than ten million dollars apiece in charity? That another emperor used a thirty pound gold nugget as a hitching post? Did you know..that until the invention of firearms the mighty African warriors of the Sudan were never conquered? This book reveals the magnificent history and heritage of Africa, destroying, once and for all, the centuries-old, still lingering myth that Africa "was a continent without history." Here is a fascinating account of the Africans from the 8th to the16th century, highlighted by the successive rise of three Sudanese empires that at their height were the equal of any contemporary civilization in Europe or Asia.

Toyin Falola & Ann Genova Book UK Orisa 9781592213740
Toyin Falola & Ann Genova Orisa £ 29.99

Yoruba Gods & Spiritual Identity in Africa & the Diaspora This volume rests on the crucial recognition that Yorba culture has extended far beyond the boundaries of Nigeria. For members of Yoruba diaspora, temporal and geographic distance has not fully erased their memory or cultural activism. Orisa worship remains one of the most prominent and recognizable evidence of this connection. With millions of Orisa practitioners in the world, Yoruba gods are very much alive and form part of the Nigerian and Yoruba diasporan religious experience. This Volume seeks to introduce new ideas, perspectives, and methodologies on Orisa worship. The chapters reflect a multi-disciplinary approach to orsia study, covering a wide range of topics such a divination, the practice of Santeria, festivals and songs, the creation of the orisa-based communities within the United States, and globalization of cults. Most importantly, the volume documents the survival of religious practices, and its important role of reinforcing cultural values within a community as well as empowering its members to progress in the modern world. ABOUT THE AUTHORS TOYIN FALOLA is the Frances Higginbothom Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin. His is also a follow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters and a Distinguished Teaching Professor. He is the author of numerous books, including his memoir A Mouth Sweeter than Salt and The Power of African Cultures. In recognition of his devotion and contribution to the study of Africa, Falola’s colleagues presented him with festschriften; The Transformations of Nigeria: Essays in honor of Toyin Falola and The Foundations of Nigeria; Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola. ANN GENVOA is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. She is completing her Ph.D. on Nigeria, and is the recipient of the Patrice Lumumba Fellowship from the Center of African and African-American Studies at the University of Texas. She is the co-author of The Politics of the Global Oil Industry and a chapter contributor to edited volumes including The Dark Webs: Perspectives on Colonialism in Africa and Yoruba Identity and Power Politics.

Mustafa El-Amin Book Al-Islam Christianity & Freemasonry
Mustafa El-Amin Al-Islam Christianity & Freemasonry £ 12.99

Mustafa El-Amin was born in Newark, N.J. in 1957. He was introduced to and accpted the teacheing of the Nation Of Islam, under the leadership of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, in 1972. Upon the death of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, in 1975, Mustafa made the smooth transition of accepting the leadershiop of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, and the pure teachings of Al-Islam based on the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (PBUH). Mustafa received a B.A Degree in Community development from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, in 1979. In 1983, he received a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He also is Author of several other books: "Let There Be Light", " Freemasonry, Ancient Egypt, & The Islamic Destiny", and "Abraham's Legacy: Ancient Wisdom Modern Reality ".

Debra & Jeffrey Dean Book UK Amazing Adventures of Abiola 9780865434103
Debra & Jeffrey Dean Amazing Adventures of Abiola £ 6.99

Abiola means "Born into Honor." Suitable for under 5's.- Abiola is very intelligent boy whose parents have taught him many great things about his African ancestry in the areas of inventions, pioneers, science, and technology. Abiola begins to realize that very little, if any, of the information about his ancestors is being used in the public school curriculum. Abiola discusses the situation with his parents who show him how to research in different areas. Abiola then shares this information with his friends and teachers, and they all become excited, especially Abiola because he is anxious to learn more about his ancestor's contribution to the world. Illustrated by Dwayne Ferguson. Abiola is an intelligent boy whose parents have taught him many things about his African ancestry and their roles as inventors and pioneers. He soon realises that very little of this information is taught in schools and sets out to find out more and share his new knowledge with teachers and friends.

Robin Walker Book UK When We Ruled 9781580730457
Robin Walker When We Ruled £ 35.99

The Ancient and Mediaeval History of Black Civilisations In twenty two chapters, When We Ruled examines the nature of what we call Black history; critically surveying the often-shoddy documentation of that history. Importantly, it focuses upon African civilization in the Valley of the Nile and analyzes the key historical phases of Ancient Egypt--critical exercises for any professed scholar of African history and vital pieces of Africa's legacy When we Ruled is a timely and immensely important work of benefit to scholars and students alike. I am proud to add it to my library, from the Introduction--Runoko Rashidi

Kunda Kids Activity Books Kunda Kids - Activity Book Full Set 2154902803123
Kunda Kids Kunda Kids - Activity Book Full Set £ 13.99

DOWNLOAD & PRINT AT HOME. An activity book series from the collection Africa’s Little Kings & Queens. Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years. Each activity contains 20 pages of printable activities and colouring pages and an answer page at the back. How to use: Print the entire workbook or selected pages, and have fun!

Kunda Kids Activity Books Kunda Kids -Shaka Zulu Activity Book 54902803123
Kunda Kids Kunda Kids - Shaka Zulu Activity Book £ 3.99

DOWNLOAD & PRINT AT HOME. An activity book inspired by the story ‚ÄėShaka Zulu Learns to Dance‚Äô, from the collection Africa‚Äôs Little Kings & Queens. Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years. Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years. Each activity contains 20 pages of printable activities and colouring pages and an answer page at the back. How to use: Print the entire workbook or selected pages, and have fun!

Kunda Kids Activity Books Kunda Kids - Queen Kitami Activity Book 54902803123
Kunda Kids Kunda Kids - Queen Kitami Activity Book £ 3.99

DOWNLOAD & PRINT AT HOME. An activity book inspired by the story ‚ÄėQueen Kitami Makes Friends‚Äô, from the collection Africa‚Äôs Little Kings & Queens. Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years. Suitable for ages 3 - 8 years. Each activity contains 20 pages of printable activities and colouring pages and an answer page at the back. How to use: Print the entire workbook or selected pages, and have fun!

Black History Activity Books Activity Books Aunt  Bessie Activity Book
Black History Activity Books Aunt Bessie Activity Book £ 7.99

Our Aunt Bessie is a beacon of inspiration who despite facing racial prejudice at every avenue accomplished achieving her pilots licence as not only the first African in America but the first Native American. Bessie was born in 1892 and was 1 of 13 children and showed an aptitude for intelligence at an early age. She moved to Chicago where her interest in aviation started. After being denied acceptance into multiple aviation schools in America, Bessie was fed with the discrimination and learnt France. She applied to an aviation school in France which she was accepted to and learnt to fly. When she came back to America he aspiration to become a commercial pilot was totally blocked and was forced to make money as a stunt pilot. The Black History Activity Books stimulate the imagination and curiosity of the reader to use critical thinking and problem-solving to complete the books. This book uses a range of activities that cover the following: Maths Adding Counting Number Order English Spelling Reading & Comprehension Geography Visual Memory Matching & Sorting Colouring Drawing Mazes Dot to Dot Spot the difference Word Search Quizzes These activities exercise the brain and memory as well as a range of benefits that: Increases / Boosts Retention Engagement Emotional Intelligence Observation Of Detail Patience  Improves: Critical Thinking Cognitive Thought Processes Hand-Eye Coordination Communication Skills Vocabulary (Language / Learning)  Encourages Risk-Taking Focus Right Brain Thinking Following Instructions  Releases  Positive Emotions Stress Hidden Emotions Product Dimensions Format: 150mm x 210mm (A5) -  350 gsm Gloss Laminated Cover 160gsm Full colour interior pages  Pages: 32  Age Range: 6 Years and Above

Black History Activity Books Activity Books UK Uncle Elijah Activity Book 978-4395732502
Black History Activity Books Uncle Elijah Activity Book £ 7.99

Our Aunt Bessie is a beacon of inspiration who despite facing racial prejudice at every avenue accomplished achieving her pilots licence as not only the first African in America but the first Native American. Bessie was born in 1892 and was 1 of 13 children and showed an aptitude for intelligence at an early age. She moved to Chicago where her interest in aviation started. After being denied acceptance into multiple aviation schools in America, Bessie was fed with the discrimination and learnt France. She applied to an aviation school in France which she was accepted to and learnt to fly. When she came back to America he aspiration to become a commercial pilot was totally blocked and was forced to make money as a stunt pilot. The Black History Activity Books stimulate the imagination and curiosity of the reader to use critical thinking and problem-solving to complete the books. This book uses a range of activities that cover the following: Maths Adding Counting Number Order English Spelling Reading & Comprehension Geography Visual Memory Matching & Sorting Colouring Drawing Mazes Dot to Dot Spot the difference Word Search Quizzes These activities exercise the brain and memory as well as a range of benefits that: Increases / Boosts Retention Engagement Emotional Intelligence Observation Of Detail Patience  Improves: Critical Thinking Cognitive Thought Processes Hand-Eye Coordination Communication Skills Vocabulary (Language / Learning)  Encourages Risk-Taking Focus Right Brain Thinking Following Instructions  Releases  Positive Emotions Stress Hidden Emotions Product Dimensions Format: 150mm x 210mm (A5) -  350 gsm Gloss Laminated Cover 160gsm Full colour interior pages  Pages: 32  Age Range: 6 Years and Above

Colin Chasi Book Ubuntu For Warriors
Colin Chasi Ubuntu For Warriors £ 23.99

Colin Chasi‚Äôs riveting book overturns commonly held epistemological premises of the philosophy of ubuntu. Chasi goes further to uncover and position ubuntu as a resource for counter hegemonic struggles. It is a must read not only for all those interested in taking African philosophy but also and especially for all those warriors involved in moving African epistemologies to the centre. ‚ÄĒWinston Mano, Reader/Director, Africa Media Centre, University of Westminster Since the birth of democracy in South Africa, the concept of Ubuntu has helped cohere a new sense of citizenship and social responsibility. Chasi brings his unique perspective to this forensic analysis of the moral philosophy of Ubuntu and redefines what it means to be a warrior for social justice and change. ‚ÄĒSimon Adams, Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Colin Chasi‚Äôs Ubuntu for Warriors is a bold and innovative contribution to our theoretical imagination of humanism in the discourse of ubuntu. It convincingly argues that the virtue of courage necessary in contexts of war and political struggle is an essential aspect of what it means to be human, which aspect the literature on ubuntu has largely overlooked. ‚ÄĒMotsamai Molefe, Senior Researcher, Centre for Leadership Ethics in Africa, University of Fort Hare. Chasi‚Äôs theoretical re-working of ubuntu is tested against the complex and varied profiles of five African historical figures who are all seen as warriors: Shaka, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Kenneth Kaunda. The main contribution of the book, thus, is to rescue ubuntu from the one-dimensional philosophical strait-jacket long imposed on it in normative readings. ‚ÄĒNyasha Mboti, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Colin Chasi is a philosopher of communication, which he regards to be a mode of being. His critical and appreciative work is from the vantage of what he terms Participation Studies‚ÄĒa perspective that derives from the moral philosophy of ubuntu. He is Director, Unit for Institutional Change and Social Justice, University of the Free State.

Karla Gottlieb Book The Mother of Us All:
Karla Gottlieb The Mother of Us All £ 15.99

A History of Queen Nanny, Leader of the Windward Jamaican Maroons "The Mother of Us All" is an analysis of the history of Queen nanny, the great 18th century leader of the Windward of Eastern Jamaican Maroons. The importance of this great leader's struggle against British colonial empire and its institution of slavery on the island of Jamaica has previously been largely ignored. To correct this gap, oral histories, including myths, legends, songs, ceremonies and local language are analyzed, as well as written texts including legal documents, journals of the era, historical land grants and peace treaties, poems, novels, critical texts, historical texts and children's books.The Maroons of Jamaica were ex-slaves who had escaped from slave ships and plantations to form viable communities in remote and inaccessible parts of the country. Queen Nanny, warrior, general, spiritual adviser and, some say, messiah to the Maroons, led her people from their base camp of nanny Town in the rugged Blue Mountains of Eastern Jamaica, to repeated victories against the British at the height of their world domination, particularly from 1724 to 1739. Repeatedly, the Maroons were vastly outgunned and outnumbered, with often 500 half-starving Maroons fighting against 5,000 of the best-provisioned and best-armed soldiers of the British Empire. But warfare was only on of the talents. In the area of supernatural and religious interest, or "Science": to the Maroons, Queen Nanny was known as a great healer and extremely powerful obeah woman (holder of secret sacred African knowledge).The author analyzes the importance of Queen Nanny from cultural, military, historical, and religious points of view. This book marks an attempt to integrate a key figure of New World history into her rightful place as the leader of a critical resistance movement in Jamaica in the first part of the 18th century.ABOUT THE AUTHOR KARLA GOTTLIEB is a specialist in ethnographic and feminist studies. She was educated at Yale and San Francisco State Universities. She lives in Miami and recently completed her first novel.

Robert Yaw Owusu Book UK Kwame Nkrumah's Liberation Thought 9781592213122
Robert Yaw Owusu Kwame Nkrumah's Liberation Thought £ 21.99

A Paradigm for Religious Advocacy in Central Ghana This book is an attempt to recapture the liberation philosophy of Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), first prime minister and first president of the Republic of Ghana in West Africa. The goals of this study are threefold: first, it is to make a scholarly contribution to the ongoing discussion for the development of a theoretical basis upon which modern Ghanaian sociopolitical, sociocultural, socioe-conomic, and sociohuman development can be built. Second, it is to offer the contemporary Ghanaian religious institutions a paradigm for developing an advocacy role in the building of civil society in Ghana. Ghana is in cultural, political, and religious transition and needs an indigenous conceptual basis to direct its practices now and in the future. Third, the book seeks to recapitulate Ghana's self-dignity, self-realization, and self-subsistence by highlighting the essential assumptions, dimensions, and specificities of African Personhood reclaimed and repossessed through a human-oriented practice and reflection of orthopraxis. Consequently, the study claims that Nkrumah's liberation thought and action are relevant and paradigmatic for present-day religion and state in Ghana. It is argued in this study that from the African political and economic viewpoint, Nkrumah advocated a socialist system created out of the inculturation of African religio-humanist values with the inherited Euro-Christian political culture and social tradition as a strategy to liberate, unite, and integrate Ghana and the rest of Africa. Nkrumah made the Ghanaian or African people and their situations the basis of any ideological inculturation, theological discussions, and actions. Using both secular and religious sources and adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this study reappraises the precolonial social and political system in Ghana and assesses the impact of British colonial and postcolonial hegemonies on the state, religion, and civil society. With a view to reconstructing a new advocacy role for themselves in the Ghanaian society in the recapitulation of Ghana’s self-appraisal, self-dignity, self-realization, self-subsistence, and self-assertion, it is argued here that the diverse religious communities, the state, and multi-ethnic groups (indigenous states, aman) in Ghana must endeavor to coexist peacefully, eliminate ethnocentrism, act with courage and hope, and affirm and practice equitable co-existence. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Robert Yaw Owusu holds a Ph.D. degree in Church-State Studies from Baylor University and is an ordained minister of the Ghana Baptist Convention. He was formerly Senior Lecturer of Systematic Theology at Central University in Accra, Ghana and is currently Adjunct Professor of Social and International Studies at Southern Polytechnic State University at Marietta, Georgia (USA) and Pastor of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Atlanta. His research interest is in the role of intellectual and moral leadership in national integration, in strengthening civil society and promoting social justice.

R. H. Harris Book The Apocrypha
R. H. Harris The Apocrypha £ 10.99

Translated Out of the Original Tongues Translated by R. H. Harris. Contains the following books: 1 Esdras 2 Esdras Tobit Judith Additions to Esther Wisdom of Solomon Ecclesiasticus Barach Letter of Jeremiah Prayer of Azariah History of Suzannah Bel and the Dragon The Song of Manasseh 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees

Ogonna Agu Book The Book of Dawn and Invocations
Ogonna Agu The Book of Dawn and Invocations £ 11.99

The Search for Philosophic Truth by an African Initiate - Karnak Philosophy From the Introduction: From the background of African traditions there appears to be much similarity between many indigenous African traditions and the civilization of Ancient Egypt. I was fascinated by the discovery that much of Igbo traditions expressed somewhat similar views like those we find among the ancient Egyptians… Igbo cultural tradition is one such culture. Jeffries in his studies of the Nri-Igbo traditions of Nigeria shows a cluster of ideas such as belief in the Sun God Chukwu, the winged solar disc which forms the model of the Nri-Igbo facial scarification; the ram-headed god Ikenga, etc. Igbo religious outlook deals mainly with the world of nature, which is of particular interest in these days of our awareness of the harm done to the environment, and more importantly, humanity is seeking to return to the religion and philosophy of nature. So also do we deal with religion as a social model to which the entities must adhere. Thus Chukwu is seen as an entity with hands and feet, and elder who takes titles (such as Ezechukwu, Ezechukwuoke, etc.) and wears a hat with eagle feathers. ---Ogonna Agu

K. Noel Amherd Book UK Reciting Ifa: Identity, Difference & Heterogeneity 9781592216390
K. Noel Amherd Reciting Ifa: Identity, Difference & Heterogeneity £ 27.99

This book generates a critical Ifa poetics and analysis that emphasizes Ifa as a philosophical heritage that privileges heterogeneity of discourses, texts, and worlds. The book foregrounds and elucidates the practices and explications of Ifa thinkers (individual babalawo and their personal elaborations and explanations) and achieves this by its detailed transcription, translation, and analysis of an actual divination that took place in Ijebu Remo, Nigeria. Therefore, the book urges returning Ifa to its actual sites of recitation and contextualization in situ where the performances are bound up in specific locations, their pasts, the participants (both human and non-), diverging interests, and the differences of style and language that reside in every performance. Many works display and/or refer to Ifa ‚Äúpoems‚ÄĚ in order to appeal to Ifa‚Äôs authority thereby supporting their arguments and theoretical considerations on other subjects but overlook the performer, the uniqueness of his recitation, and the context of its performance. What is missing is a critical theory for the justification of such use. This book fills this gap by linking apparently transcendent Ifa texts to the real people who recite them within the horizon of still living heritages. A fundamental question for African Philosophy, asked by thinkers such as Wiredu, Towa, Serequeberhan, and others, has been: how can a modern philosophical discourse arise that is rooted in the continuum of cultural heritages? Discourse in oral cultures must be seen as simultaneous with performance so that the orature recitation by a specialist is in fact the intellectual elaboration by an individual thinker in an indigenous mode of heritage. Because this book foregrounds the contextual recitations of texts by specific individuals, it suggests that this goal is already present but must be brought out through developing a recognition of the discursive strategies of oral performances mobilized by individuals who therein express their unique knowledge and understanding. This book focuses on a particular diviner with analysis of his divination performance, juxtaposed and compared with other performances by the same diviner at other times, different diviners in the same town, and different diviners in other places. The book, therefore, explores epistemological and ontological concepts and activities that arise through reciting texts in ritual settings and the predominance of a metonymic logic. It also considers history as tied to performance such that temporality is seen as an imbroglio of interconnected events, personae, locations, and actions. This book challenges an uncritical reification of Ifa as a facile, static repetition of itself through time and space. Included in the book are multiple transcriptions of actual recitations by particular, named babalawo. This reveals Ifa texts as emergent performances by individual babalawo contextually incorporating, reflecting, and entangling themselves within the realities of towns, histories, Orisa, lineages, tensions, disputes, and so on, in and to which the babalawo‚Äôs recitations act. To utter Ifa texts is a form of social action by a specific individual within a unique context of circumstances and participants. This is arguably the most scholarly work in recent years to be written on Ifa, the well known Yoruba body of ideas on religion, divination, philosophy and more. With a solid base in ethnography and recitations offered in the book, the author effectively connects detailed field research with scholarly work drawn from literature, anthropology, history, and language. ‚ÄĒToyin Falola, FAH, The Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor and University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor ABOUT THE AUTHOR K. NOEL AMHERD acquired his master‚Äôs degree in Anthropology and Ph.D. in African Studies from the Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham. This book is the culmination of relationships he originally forged in 1995 with the diviners of Ode Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria, who performed his itefa (Ifa initiation) and expressed their expectations of him to ‚Äúbe a babalawo‚ÄĚ. He continues to articulate the sophistication of Ifa epistemology, and the ways that it establishes new relevance amidst the pressures of modernity, geo-political interests, and religious conversion.

Adiele Afigbo Book Myth, History & Society 9781592214204
Adiele Afigbo Myth, History & Society £ 28.99

The collected works of Adiele Afigbo The basic idea in this book is that Nigerian historians, indeed historians of Africa, have from the birth of the new African historiography seen and pursued historical studies and historical writing as part of the larger effort to create, consolidate and run modern and modernizing states in Africa. It is this larger process that Professor Adiele Afigbo refers to as statecraft. Afigbo makes the point that strictly speaking this role is not a new one in Africa. It is a revival and continuation of a process and profession which has been part of the African way of life as seen in ‚Äúthe older versions of history,‚ÄĚ which we refer to today as myths and legends, and which were constructed to shore up the states of old Africa and to create wide enough political space for the citizens of each state and society. ‚Äú‚Ķ The history of Africanization of knowledge cannot be written without placing Professor Afigbo at the center stage of the process.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒAdebayo Oyebade, Tennessee State University From Igbo to African historiography, theoretical and empirical consideration and broadening the scope of African history provide the potent emotional drive of Afigbo‚Äôs work. He expands the canon of historical thinking and reinvigorates oral tradition as a sophisticated tool in the analysis and defense of African history.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒChima J. Korieh, Rowan College About the Author Toyin Falola, is University Teaching Professor and the Frances Higginbothom Nalle Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. A Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, his numerous books in this series inclde Africa in the Twentieth Century: The Adu Boahen Reader, and Igbo History and Society: The Essays of Adiele Afigbo. His memoir, A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt captures the history of his childhood.

Otto Neugebauer Book Ethiopic Astronomy and Computus 9781569024409
Otto Neugebauer Ethiopic Astronomy and Computus £ 29.99

The only detailed work for the English reader on the astronomical/ calendar aspect of the Book of Enoch, which determines when Easter will be celebrated by the by the Ethiopian Tewahido Orthodox Church. Ethiopic Astronomy and Computus is one of the seminal works of the late Otto Neugebauer. It is still the only detailed work for the English reader on the astronomical/calendar aspect of the Book of Enoch and the calculations of Easter and other movable Christian feasts in the Ethiopian Tewahido Orthodox Church. The material here investigated originates from two different classes of sources: the primitive astronomy of the Book of Enoch on the one hand, and the cleverly arranged Computus of the church calendar on the other. These two groups of sources are separated from each other not only chronologically but also geographically: the Book of Enoch was composed in the last centuries B. C. in the Palestinian area (also represented in the Qumr√Ęn archives) while the Computus reflects conditions centuries later within Alexandrian Christianity. from the Introduction

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