"Only Patrick Manning—a leading scholar in both African and world history—could have written this magnificent book. Anyone who wishes to understand the history of global Africa will be grateful that he did." — Marcus Rediker, author of The Slave Ship: A Human History
caribbeancivilisation: Tamara Natalie Madden is a Jamaican born painter and mixed-media artist. Madden’s paintings are allegories that seek to heighten and empower the everyday people of the African diaspora. Madden’s influences are varied. Some influences come from Gustav Klimt, West East African Royalty, Egypt, Asia, and from the clothing that’s worn by native African and Indian women. She is highly inspired by people from various cultures around the world, but chooses to paint imagery
Black Cherokee Indians | The African Diaspora Forum. Visit us. buckweed.org. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.
So many people want to start the history of African Americans with slavery. They really need to take the time to study some of the great African civilizations from whence we came. Cheikh Anta Diop wrote several books that were so enlightening to me as a child.
Inspired by scholar W.E.B. Du Bois and assisted by an eminent advisory board led by Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Harvard professors Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., have created the first scholarly encyclopedia that takes as its scope the entire history of Africa and the African Diaspora. A landmark in reference publishing, Africana is an incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world-a vital resource for families, students, and educators everywhere.
Africa | People. Ethnolinguistic Map of the Peoples of Africa. Published in Dec 1971 with the article "The Zulus: Black Nation in a Land of Apartheid," this map is a supplement to the "Heritage of Africa" map printed in the same issue. Featuring a physical map with the names of groups and their languages, this map also contains beautiful illustrations and interesting facts about the diverse peoples that inhabit the continent. CLICK image to access interactive version at National…
Anansi, a figure in Ashanti mythology, who could overcome his enemies through guile. Anansi is one of the most important characters of West African lore. He is a culture hero, who acts on behalf of Nyame, his father and the sky god. He brings rain to stop fires and performs other duties for him.