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African Intellectual Heritage : African American Studies - Molefi Asante

African Intellectual Heritage

African American Studies

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Published: 25th June 1996
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Organized by major themes such as creation stories, and resistance to oppression this collection gather works of imagination, politics and history, religion, and culture from many societies and across recorded time. Asante and Abarry marshal together ancient, anonymous writers whose texts were originally written on stone and papyri and the well-known public figures of more recent times whose spoken and written words have shaped the intellectual history of the diaspora. Within this remarkably wide-ranging volume are such sources as prayers and praise songs from ancient Kemet and Ethiopia along with African American spirituals; political commentary from C.L.R. James, Malcolm X, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Joseph Nyerere; stirring calls for social justice from David Walker, Abdias Nacimento, Franzo Fanon, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring newly translated texts and ocuments published for the first time, the volume also includes an African chronology, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. With this landmark book, Asante and Abarry offer a major contribution to the ongoing debates on defining the African canon.Author note: Molefi Kete Asante is Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Temple University and author of several books, including The Afrocentric Idea (Temple) and The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans. Abu S. Abarry is Assistant Chair of African American Studies at Temple University.

"This marvelous volume, African Intellectual Heritage, is indispensable for anyone interested in the life of the mind. Molefi Asante and Abu Abarry are to be congratulated for this fine gift." - Cornel West, Harvard University "This impressive work shows a profound appreciation for African intellectual ideas." - H. Patrick Swygert, President, Howard University "Remarkable for its extensive coverage of the African world, African Intellectual Heritage brings together the information for which scholars, students, and the general public have been waiting. Mary McLeod Bethune, Julius Nyerere, Marcus Garvey, and Ptahhotep in the same book! This is a bold and positive enterprise." - Rebecca Hankins, Senior Curator, Amistad Research Center, Tulane University

Preface
An African Chronology
African Sources: An Introduction
The Creation of the Universe
The Heliopolis Creation Narrative
The Memphite Declaration of the Deities
Vision of the Universe
Vision of the Universe
Vision of the Universe
Tomb Inscription
Tomb Inscription
Tomb Inscription
Memorial Stone
The San Creation Narrative
The Khoi Creation Narrative
The BarozviCreation Narrative
The Dogon Creation Narrative
The Yoruba Creation Narrative
The Asante Tower to Heaven
The Asante Concept of the Creation of the Lesser Gods
The Creation
Religious Ideas
The Prophecy
Tomb Prayers
Selections from the Papyrus of Ani
Hymns to Aten
Prayer and Hymn
Penitential Hymns
Selections from the Book of Henok (Enoch)
Religion and Ancestor Veneration
Asante Praise Poems to Tano River and the Earth
A Lodagaa Libation to the Ancestors
Recurrent Themes in Ga Libation (Mpai) Oratory
Igbo Invocations
Wapele: The Concept of Good Character in Ifa Literary Corpus
Akan Religion
Culture and Identity
Her Assertion of Her Power
Yoruba Praises to Ogun
The Resources of the Oral Epic
Kouroukan Fougan, or the Division of the World by Sundiata
The Ozidi Saga
The Rise of Shaka
A Myth of Origins: Esu-Elegbara and the Signifying Monkey
Identity, Culture, and Kidnapping
Indigenous Institutions of Ghana ''85
The Condition and Destiny of Africans in the United States
W.E.B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk
Notes on a Return to the Native Land
The Origin and History of the Black World
Africa''s Tripartite Heritage: Towards Cultural Synthesis
The Origin and Growth of Afro-American Literature
First Congress of Negro Writers and Artists (1956)
Second Congress of Negro Writers and Artists (1959)
On National Culture
Identity and Dignity in the Context of Struggle
African Classical Concepts of Tragedy
The Akan Blackened Stool and the Odwira Festival
The Ga Homowo (Hunger-Hooting) Cultural Festival
Africa as the Nursery of Science and Literature
The Principal Issues in Afrocentric Inquiry
Genetic Linguistic Connections of Ancient Egypt and the Rest of Africa
Philosophy and Morality
The Study of African Religions and Philosophy
The Idea of African Philosophy
Moral Teachings
My Victory over Circumstances
Instructions for Well-Being
The Pharaoh''s Speech at the Installation of Rekhmire as Prime Minister
The Doomed Prince
The Story of the Two Brothers
My Journey to Asia
The Lion in Search of Man
African Socialism
Consciencism
The Zulu Personal Declaration
The African Writer and the English Language
Igbo Proverbs
Luyia Proverbs
African American Spirituals
On African Rights and Liberty
Philosophy and Opinions
The Concept of Race
The Ethics of Culture
The Life and Times of Anton Wilhelm Amo, the First African (Black) Philosopher in Europe
Society and Politics
Autobiography
Autobiography
Theory of Human Society
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ISBN: 9781566394031
ISBN-10: 1566394031
Series: African American Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 844
Published: 25th June 1996
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 1.47