10 Books Still Transforming The Consciousness of Black People

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the wretched of the earth

“The Wretched of the Earth” by Frantz Fanon

Martinique-born Frantz Fanon presents a brilliant analysis of the psychology of colonized people and their path to liberation. With singular insight into the rage and frustration of the colonized and the role of violence in effecting historical change, the book incisively attacks the twin perils of post-independence colonial politics: the disenfranchisement of the masses by the elites on the one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other.

First published in 1961, “The Wretched of the Earth” has had a major impact on civil rights, anti-colonialism, and Black consciousness movements around the world, and a 2007 translation by author Richard Philcox reaffirms it as a landmark.

Fanon’s masterful work is a classic that stands with Edward Said’s “Orientalism” and “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.”

Source: http://www.amazon.com

 

Yurugu An Afrikan-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behaviour

“Yurugu: An Afrikan-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behaviour” by Marimba Ani

Marimba Ani removes the mask from the facade and reveals the inner workings of global white supremacy – a system that functions to guarantee the control of Europe and her descendants (the few) over the majority of the world’s people (the many).

It is a devastating critique that uniquely focuses on the intellectual and cognitive rules by which the system of dominance operates: the assumption and ascendance.

 Ani has written the first bona fide text book from an African-centered framework that focuses on European consciousness, European worldview, and its global system of race domination. This book is an original, scholarly comprehensive and thorough analysis that lays out in systematic detail, the historical development and pattern of European world domination, its core structures and key expressive components.

Source: http://kentakepage.com/yurugu/

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