Towards A Reclamation Of The Afrikan Mind
Today's problems of self-hatred has very deep historical roots going way back into colonial history of the 15th Century and beyond. Amos Wilson breakdowns its origins as it evolved from biblical times with curse of Ham in the Old Testament up through the Middle Ages, enslavement, Jim Crow sadism and up to the present time.
This journey has had long lasting impact on the creating, shaping and defining of the African American personality in particular, and the African personality worldwide. This text sets about exploring this development in its many aspects and attempts a reclamation of the African mind. Herein Amos Wilson attempts with surgical precision a remediation of this psycho-historical malady".
Review - "Amos Wilson, is misrepresented as merely a Psychologist or even a social activist. Wilson is right up there with Frantz Fanon. Most black authors today are merely historians who write material that has emotive value, but little else. Wilson's work is of such importance and scholarship that it is the litmus test for any black man or woman with a genuine interest in how we became what we are today- both individually and collectively.
In addition to pointing to how we got to where we are, Wilson does what so many black so-called intellectuals are unable to do- clearly layout the road to psychological transformation and renewal. A heart felt thanks to the people who continue to publish his works"!
Published January 1st 2003.
Published January 1 2020.