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Tuesday, February 21, 2006


I have been planning this for quite some time. Here is a list of books I think any Pan-Africanist ought to have read and studied. This is not a complete list, since I don't have all the books I have read.

Black Ideology
1) Philosophies and Opinions of Marcus Garvey
2) Garvey and Garveyism by Amy Jaques Garvey
3) Race First by Tony Martin
4) Marcus Garvey by Rupert Lewis
5) Black Power by Kwame Toure and Charles Hamilton
6) African Philosophy an Anthology edited by Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze

by Cheick Anta Diop

7) Civilization Or Barbarism
8) Black Africa
9) Pre-colonial Black Africa

Slave Trade History

10) Slavery and Capitalism Eric Williams
11) The Slave Trade by Hugh Thomas
12) A History of The Upper Guinea Coast by Walter Rodney
13) The African Slave Trade by Basil Davidson
14) The Black Jacobins by CLR James

Pre-European Colonial History

15) The Golden Age of the Moor by Ivan Van Sertima
16) Stolen Legacy by George GM James
17) The Destruction of Black Civilization by Chancellor Williams
18) The Arab Invasion of Egypt and the Last 30 Years of Roman Domination by Alfred J. Butler
19) Gold Coast: Akan Laws and Customs and the Akim Abuakwa Constitution by J.B. Danquah


20) The Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson
21) The Mis-education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson
22) Decolonizing the Mind by Ngugi Wa Thiongo

23) Whatever religious text you ascribe to
24) The Egyptain Book the Dead By Sir Wallace E. Budge
25) The Husia Edited by Maulana Karenga
26) The Historical Jesus and the Mythical Christ by Gerald Massey (note: This text should be read immediately following the Book of the Dead)
27) The African Background to Medical Science Charles Finch (note: Chapter 7 is the relevant one)
28) African Origins of the Major "Western Religions" by Yosef A.A. ben- Jochannan
29) Black Man of the Nile by Yosef A.A. ben- Jochannan
30) Olodumare: God in Yoruba belief by E. Bolaji Idowu (Note: this is a good intro text, there are some issues with it though)

31) The Isis Papers (Ch 1-5, 12)
32) Black Skin White Masks by Frantz Fanon
33) Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
34) The Black Anglo-Saxons by Nathan Hare

Well Needed critiques of current African Affairs:

35) The Black Man's Burden by Basil Davidson
36) Africa In Chaos by George B.N. Ayittey
37) The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith

American Indian

38) Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown.

Again this is no means an exhaustive list of everything I've read but should serve as a good starting block for anyone interested in seriously understanding the black situation and addressing it. Furthermore; it should be understood that I don't agree with everything in every text listed. In my library, many of them are marked with questions and refutations. I have purposely cut short the religion related material since I have a pretty clear bias to Ifa and much of the books aside from what I have listed are in that vein.

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