Books, books, books

Know thy Self. Keep readin’! Thanks to a brotha I know here are a few suggestions:

THE CAUSE OF OUR CONDITION

1. The West and the Rest of Us (Chinweizu)
2. Decolonizing the African Mind (Chinweizu)
3. The African Slave Trade (Basil Davidson)
4. Capitalism & Slavery (Eric Williams)
5. Yurugu (Marimba Ani)
6. How Europe Undervalued Africa (Walter Rodney)
7. A Political Economy of Africa (Claude Ake)

OUR HISTORY FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE

8. The Destruction of Black Civilisation (Chancellor Williams)
9. Black Man of the Nile and His Family (Yosef ben Jochannan)
10. The Black Jacobins (C L R James)
11. The Cultural Unity of Black Africa (Cheikh Anta Diop)
12. The African Origin of Civilisation (Cheikh Anta Diop)
13. Readings in Pre-Colonial Central Africa (Theophile Obenga)
14. When we Ruled (Robin Walker)

OUR PHILOSOPHY IN FOCUS

15. The Husia (Maulana Karenga)
16. Odu Ifa (Maulana Karenga)
17. African Philosophy: The Pharaonic Period (Theophile Obenga)
18. An Essay on African Philosophical Thought (Kwame Gyekye)
19. Cultural Universals and Particulars (Kwasi Wiredu)
20. Self and Community in a Changing World (D A Masolo)
21. Oludumare: God in Yoruba Belief (E Bolaji Idowu)
22. The Philsophy & Opinions of Marcus Garvey (Amy Jacques Garvey)
23. Foundations of African Thought (Chukwunyere Kamalu)

A FURTHER LOOK AT SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION

24. Decolonizing African Religions (Okot p’Bitek)
25. Conversations with Ogotemmeli (Marcel Griaule)
26. African Religions & Philosophy (John Mbiti)
27. Creole Religions of the Carribean (Olmos, Paravisini-Gebert)

AESTHETICS/NOVELS

28. Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (D T Niane)
29. God’s Bits of Wood (Sembene Ousmane)
30. The Concubine (Elechi Amadi)
31. The Palm-Wine Drinkard (Amos Tutuola)
32. Two-Thousand Seasons (Ayi Kwei Armah)
33. The Healers (Ayi Kwei Armah)
34. Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
35. Devil on the Cross (Ngugi wa Thiongo)
36. Matigari (Ngugi wa Thiongo)
37. Wizard of the Crow (Ngugi wa Thiongo)
38. The Lunatic (Anthony Winkler)
39. The Duppy (Anthony Winkler)
40. Song of Lawino / Song of Ocol (Okot p’Bitek)

SOME RESPONSES TO OUR CONDITION:

41. Unity and Struggle (Amilcar Cabral)
42. I Write What I Like (Steve Biko)
43. Stokely Speaks (Kwame Ture)
44. On African Socialism (Leopold Senghor)
45. The Wretched of the Earth (Franz Fanon)
46. Blueprint for Black Power (Amos Wilson)

A FEW OTHERS:

47. The Coloniser the Colonised (Albert Memmi)
48. Class Struggle in Africa (Kwame Nkrumah)
49. Neo-Colonialism, The Last Stage of Imperialism (Kwame Nkrumah)
50. Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis… (Cheikh Anta Diop)
51. African Perspectives on Colonialism (A Adu Boahen)
52. Anatomy of Female Power (Chinweizu)

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