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Establish PAN AFRICAN READING CLUBS!

SRDC Facilitators, Representatives, Observers, Council of Elders and Members  should familiarize themselves with the texts listed below.  As a suggestion, devote portions of your regular meetings  to a Pan African Reading Club involving discussion/analysis of the lessons and wisdom contained in the listed books.


BEGINNING READING LIST

The Mis Education of the Negro - Carter G. Woodson

Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah - Kwame Nkrumah
Note: First published in 1957.  Re-published in 1971 with author’s note to new edition.

Meeting Maat: The African-Centered Handbook for Conducting MeetingsDavid Horne

•Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey – Edited by Amy Jacques Garvey.

More Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey – Essien-Udom, E.U., and Amy Jacques Garvey.
London: Frank Cass & Comp. Ltd., 1977.

Race First: The Ideological and Organizational Struggle of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement AssociationTony Martin

The Pan-African Connection: From Slavery to Garvey and Beyond - Tony Martin
Cambridge, MA. Schenkman Publishing Co., 1983

Marcus Garvey Life and Lessons: A Centennial Companion to the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers - Marcus Garvey (Author), Robert A. Hill (Editor), Barbara Bair (Editor)

Africa for the AfricansEdward W. Blyden. Washington, D.C. 1872; reprinted, London, 1903

African Life & CustomsEdward W. Blyden. Baltimore, MD. Black Classic Press, 1994
(First published in 1908. Reprinted from The Sierra Leone Weekly News)

SBA: The Reawakening of the African MindAsa G. Hilliard, III. Gainesville, FL. Makare Publishing Co., 1997

Black Inventors: Crafting Over 200 Years of SuccessKeith C. Holmes. Brooklyn, NY Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc., 2008


INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED READING LIST

The Cultural Unity of Black Africa – Cheikh Anta Diop, Chicago: Third World Press, 1959, 1978.

The African Origin of CivilizationCheikh Anta Diop, Lawrence Hill Books, 1974.

The Destruction of Black Civilization – Chancellor Williams

Consciencism: Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonisation – Kwame Nkrumah

Neo -Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism - Kwame Nkrumah

Africa Must Unite – Kwame Nkrumah

African Centered Consciousness vs. The New World OrderAmos Wilson

The Falsification of the African Consciousness – Amos Wilson

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney. Washington, D.C.  Howard University Press, 1981.

African and Caribbean Politics: From Kwame Nkrumah to Maurice Bishop – Manning Marable.
London. Verso Press, 1987.

CHILDREN BOOKS

Moja means One: Swahili Counting Book  – Muriel Feelings (Author), Tom Feelings (Illustrator)

A is for Africa – Ifeoma Onyefulu.

NOVELS

Two Thousand Seasons – Ayi Kwei Armah
(First published by East African Publishing House 1973)

The Healers: An Historical Novel – Ayi Kwei Armah
(First published by East African Publishing House 1978)

PAN AFRICAN LIFESTYLE

Lifelines:  The Black Book of Proverbs – Askhari Johnson Hodari, Yvonne McCalla Sobers

The Adinkra Dictionary: A Visual Primer on the Language of ADINKRA – W. Bruce Willis
Washington, DC. The Pyramid Complex, 1998

“Africans need to re-learn to rely on Africans to solve African problems rather than to continue being dependent on non-African answers to everything.” ~DLH

More to come….

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