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Llaila Afrika The Complete Textbook of Holistic Self Diagnosis £ 39.99
A simple to use diagnosis methods for non-professionals, professionals, and children. Instructions on how to identify diseases and their causes revealed by the fingers, fingernails shape, lips, teeth, tongue, nose, ears, eyes, eyebrows, face, hair, sex positions, feet, etc. There are many illustrations, charts, tables, chemical test, and many body signs of sickness. This book has do it yourself step-by-step skills to lead you to a disease diagnosis. It has instructions that explains the nutritional causes of High Blood Pressure, laboratory Blood Test result, and Urine and Saliva analysis. No science background is required to learn the simple and easy to use diagnosing methods.
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
Jamieson B. Hurry Imhotep: The Egyptian God of Medicine £ 27.99
The World's First Recorded Polymath... This Monograph is consecrated to the memory of the distinguished magician-physician and the sage who first appears on the stage of Egyptian history in the reign of King Zoser of the IIIrd Dynasty, and reappears at the intervals on that stage during a period of over three thousand years. His record therefore extends over a large part of the history of Ancient Egypt. Imhotep also spelled Immutef, Im-hotep, or Ii-em-Hotep; called Imuthes by the Greeks; fl. 27th century BC (c. 2650 2600 BC); Egyptian: meaning "the one who comes in peace, is with peace") was an Egyptian polymath who served under the Third Dynasty king Djoser as chancellor to the pharaoh and high priest of the sun god Ra (or Re) at Heliopolis. He is considered by some to be the earliest known architect and engineer and physician in early history, though two other physicians, Hesy-Ra and Merit-Ptah, lived around the same time
David Imhotep Ph.D The First Americans Were Africans £ 43.99
Expanded and Revised (Color Edition) Written by a brilliant African American scholar, David Imhotep, who holds a Ph.D. Of course, Dr. Imhotep is not the first person to draw attention to the African presence in the Americas before Columbus. Dr. Imhotep’s thesis is by far the most revolutionary viewpoint ever published on this subject. After colossal Negroid stone heads were first excavated in Mexico in the 1860s, several Latin American scholars began to speculate that Africans had sailed to the New World in ancient times. Unlike his predecessors he does not claim that Africans simply sailed to the Americas before Columbus and influenced the native Americans who resided in the New World. He states, instead, that the Native Americans themselves were Black Africans who first reached the New World at least 130,000 years ago. Citing skulls and skeletons, footprints in lava, campsites, genetic markers, linguistics, paintings, carvings, architecture and Egyptian writing, artifacts and structures.
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.
Salim Faraji Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered £ 28.99
The Triumph of the Last Pharaoh The history of Late Antique Africa and the origins of Nubian Christianity have received little attention by Africanists and have been virtually ignored by Africana historians. For Nubiologists, church historians and scholars of late antiquity the story of this ancient African civilization and its conversion to Christianity has been primarily understood as an addendum to Greco-Roman classical antiquity thereby positioning ancient Nubia during late antiquity as a passive receptacle of culture as opposed to a historical actor emerging through the cultural anteriority of its own religious traditions. Ancient Nubia was at once a Nile Valley and Sudanic civilization. Its history extended beyond the founding of Dynastic Egypt and Napatan-Meroitic Kush—and equally significant, is the fact that long after ancient Egypt had been subdued by the Ptolemies and Rome, ancient Nubian civilization continued to thrive in late antiquity as an independent kingdom, first as a classical pharaonic culture and then as a Christian polity until the 15th century. The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered: The Triumph of The Last Pharaoh: answers the questions: how and why did ancient Nubia convert to Christianity during the 4th – 6th century CE? The book demonstrates that it is no longer acceptable to argue that Nubia converted to Christianity in the sixth century CE due to Byzantine Missions, but that a little known monarch, the Nubian king Silko who ruled in the 5th century inaugurated the beginnings of Christianity in ancient Nubia. King Silko was in fact the Last Pharaoh in the Nile Valley and the first Christian king of Medieval Nubia. The Nubian Pharaoh Silko was to ancient Nubia what Constantine was to Rome and the legend of King Arthur was to Britain, a founding Christian monarch and a transitional historical figure. Nubian sovereign religion in the fifth century CE was an amalgamation of Classical Sudanese and Egyptian traditions, Meroitic imperial culture, Christian traditions indigenous to Coptic Egypt, and Roman military piety. By utilizing contemporary African and African diaspora religions and applying methods that are traditionally employed in contemporary studies of conversion in Africa and the African Diaspora The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered highlights the themes of cultural complexity and multiple religious identities in late antique Nubia. It will become clear that like other forms of African Christianity that have been shaped by African traditional religions and culture Nubian Christianity was fundamentally African. Therefore conventional views about religious conversion that privilege “Pagan-vs-Christian” dichotomous discourses are incorrect and seek to limit indigenous perspectives that upset Christian triumphalism. ABOUT THE AUTHOR SALIM FARAJI is Associate Professor and Chair of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He completed his Master of Divinity at the Claremont School of Theology and M.A. and PhD at Claremont Graduate University. He is a member of the International Society for Nubian Studies and specializes in early Christian history, Africana and Africanist historiography, Coptic Studies and the Sudanic, Napatan, Meroitic and Medieval periods of Nubian history. Professor Faraji is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of African Religion and the Oxford Dictionary of African Biography and is co-author of The Origin of the Word of the Amen: Ancient Knowledge the Bible Has Never Toldand The Plan: A Guide for Women Raising African American Boys from Conception to College.
Lerone Bennett Jr. Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America £ 32.99
The black experience in America—starting from its origins in western Africa up to the present day—is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. The most recent scholarship on the geographic, social, economic, and cultural journeys of African Americans, together with vivid portraits of key black leaders, complete this comprehensive reference.
Colin Chasi Ubuntu For Warriors £ 23.99
Colin Chasi’s 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. —Winston 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. —Simon Adams, Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Colin Chasi’s 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. —Motsamai Molefe, Senior Researcher, Centre for Leadership Ethics in Africa, University of Fort Hare. Chasi’s 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. —Nyasha 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—a perspective that derives from the moral philosophy of ubuntu. He is Director, Unit for Institutional Change and Social Justice, University of the Free State.
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 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.
Hubert Henry Harrison When Africa Awakes £ 10.99
In this collection of articles, Harrison advocates an independent Black political thrust and a kind of education that prepares African people for nationhood. Introduction by John Henrik Clarke Hubert Henry Harrison's When Africa Awakes is an important collection of essays and articles written by one of America's great, but seldom notes, intellectuals. The collection, originally published in 1920, provides valuable insight on the PanAfrican world of Harrison's time and sheds considerable light on the state of the contemporary African world. Harrison used the term Africa to signify the unity of Black people throughout the world.In his lifetime, Hubert Henry Harrison (1883-1927) worked diligently toward the unity and enlightenment of his community. A labor leader, editor, teacher, and author, Harrison is at once the contemporary social critic and the wise prophet speaking to us across generations. In the article "The New Politics," Harrison. who was an advocate for revolutionary change, calls for a political agenda with an independent Black political thrust. He provides a clear and early call for blacks to work in their own political interest.With the republication of When Africa Awakes, the strong, clear voice of Hubert Henry Harrison calls to us again, raising important issues that continue to be pertinent today.