African Pyramids of Knowledge
Kemet, Afrocentricity and Africology
This is an Asante classic meant to underscore the epistemological basis for African knowledge. The author argues that Imhotep, the first pyramid builder, and not Homer, should be seen as the first human in antiquity to provide the foundations for subsequent science, art, and mathematics. The most monumental creation in antiquity is the pyramid. Using this argument as a starting place Asante shows how Black Studies, Africology, as he calls the discipline, leads to new insights into human knowledge.
The Dramatic Genius of Charles Fuller
An African Playwright by Molefi Kete Asante
Charles Fuller is a pre-eminent American dramatist. The Dramatic Genius of Charles Fuller is an accessible and appropriate introduction to the mind of Fuller for those who know his work and those who do not. For an author who did not set out to be a Pulitzer Prize winner but rather one who would use every dimension of his multifaceted life to dramatize the narratives of African American people he has succeeded in being an influential voice in the dramatic arena. Buy the book and read the reviews.
Facing South To Africa
Toward an Afrocentric Critical Orientation by Molefi Kete Asante
Molefi Kete Asante’s Facing South to Africa asserts the singular importance of African people viewing themselves as subjects of their own narratives. In a striking manner the architect of Afrocentricity advances the Diopian argument that African intellectuals will never be able to clearly see the contributions and achievements of their own civilizations until they see their own narrative as primary. Thus, Asante’s book challenges the dominant paradigms of the West that have distorted the conceptions that people hold about Africa and Africans.
The Global Intercultural Communication Reader
by Molefi Kete Asante (Editor), Yoshitaka Miike (Editor), Jing Yin (Editor) | Taylor & Francis 2013
The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is the first comprehensive anthology to take a distinctly non-Eurocentric approach to analyzing and appreciating the diverse ways of communicating in different cultures, and incorporates African and Asian as well as Western perspectives. The volume’s international scope aims to expand and enlarge human understanding by promoting greater engagement with the closely related field of international communication.Featuring twenty readings by prominent intercultural and international communication scholars, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is edited by MolefiKete Asante, one of the founders of the field of intercultural communication, along with international scholars Yoshitaka Miike and Jing Yin, key proponents of Asiacentric thinking in communication.
THE HISTORY OF AFRICA, SECOND EDITION
THE QUEST FOR ETERNAL HARMONY
There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe—instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own perspectives. The History of Africa redresses this by letting the perspectives of Africans themselves take center stage. Authoritative and comprehensive, this book provides a wide-ranging history of Africa from earliest prehistory to the present day—using the cultural, social, political, and economic lenses of Africa as instruments to illuminate the ordinary lives of Africans. The result is a fresh survey that includes a wealth of indigenous ideas, African concepts, and traditional outlooks that have escaped the writing of African history in the West. The new edition includes information on the Arab Spring, the rise of FrancAfrica, the presence of the Chinese in Africa, and the birth of South Sudan. The chapters go up to the present day, addressing US President Barack Obama's policies toward Africa. A new companion website provides students and scholars of Africa with access to a wealth of supporting resources for each chapter, including images, video and audio clips, and links to sites for further research. This straightforward, illustrated, and factual text allows the reader to access the major developments, personalities, and events on the African continent. This groundbreaking survey is an indispensable guide to African history.
As I Run Toward Africa
by Molefi Kete Asante | Paradigm Publishers 2011
As I Run Toward Africa is the extraordinary memoir of a boy from a small South Georgia town and its antebellum traditions, seductions, and malices to his eventual position as the most prolific African American author. Asante's experience in the Geechee-Gullah milieu of Georgia s coastal plains with its mystic and plaintive longing for Africa propelled him toward a conscious grasp of the meaning of loss, displacement, and dislocation, leading him to develop ideas that would reorient what he called slave thinking toward a more useful centered thinking for peoples of African descent worldwide. Asante rose to become the first permanent director of UCLA's Center for Afro American Studies, the editor of the Journal of Black Studies, a full professor at State University of New York at Buffalo by the age of 30, and the creator of the first doctoral program in African American Studies at Temple University.
Barack Obama: Political Frontiers And Racial Agency
by Ama Mazama and Molefi Kete Asante | CQ Press College, 2011
Ama Mazama and Molefi Kete Asante explore the Obama era—the confluence of the political, technological, social, economic, and religious dimensions of Obama’s campaign, election, and presidency. Culled from hundreds of articles in journals across the social sciences—in political science, sociology, African American studies, and communication--this illuminating collection deals with the complexities of the Obama phenomenon from critical research perspective, marking the era as a transformation brought about by a transitional leader. Part introductions offer needed framing and context to facilitate debate and discussion.
The African American People: A Global History
by Molefi Kete Asante | Routledge, 2011
The African American People is the first history of the African American people to take a global look at the role African Americans have played in the world. Author Molefi Kete Asante synthesizes the familiar narratives of African American history and demonstrates how the African people who found themselves forcibly part of the United States impacted the rest of the world. Designed for a range of readers studying African American History or African American Studies, The African American People takes the story from Africa to the Americas, and follows the diaspora through the Underground Railroad to Canada, and on to Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Asia, and around the globe.
Erasing Racism: The Survival of the American Nation
by Molefi Kete Asante | Prometheus Books 2010
Did the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States signal real progress in bridging America's long-standing racial divide? In this profound study of systemic racism, Molefi Kete Asante, a leading scholar of African American history and culture, discusses the greatest source of frustration and anger among African Americans in recent decades: what he calls "the wall of ignorance" that attempts to hide the long history of racial injustice from public consciousness.
Rooming in the Master's House: Power and Privilege in the Rise of Black Conservatism
by Molefi Kete Asante and Ronald E. Hall | Paradigm Publishers 2010
Rooming in the Master’s House is an analytical narrative of the origins, evolution, and development of a political and cultural sector of the African American community that abandoned the idea of collective liberation for the idea of individual salvation. It is a penetrating examination of the psychological and social disorders of self-negation, self-hatred, and group disdain that have affected the most extreme elements of the black community, especially as seen in those who share identification with the oppressing class more than with the oppressed.
Maulana Karenga: An Intellectual Portrait
By Molefi Kete Asante | Polity Press 2010
In this book, the most prolific contemporary African American scholar and cultural theorist Molefi Kete Asante leads the reader on an informative journey through the mind of Maulana Karenga, one of the key cultural philosophers of our time. Not only is Karenga the creator of Kwanzaa, an extensive and widespread celebratory holiday based on his philosophy of Kawaida, he is an activist-scholar committed to a "dignity-affirming" life for all human beings.
The History of Africa
by Molefi Kete Asante | Routledge, 2007
This book provides a wide ranging history of Africa from earliest prehistory to the present day. Much African historiography has been about writing Africa for Europe without writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own perspectives. In this book, the perspectives of Africans take center stage. It uses the cultural, social, political, and economic lenses of Africa as instruments to illuminate the ordinary lives of Africans.
The Afrocentric Manifesto
by Molefi Kete Asante | Polity Press, 2008
Asante's Afrocentric philosophy has become one of the most persistent influences in the social sciences and humanities over the past three decades. Asante examines and explores the cultural perspective closest to the existential reality of African people in order to present an innovative interpretation on the modern issues confronting contemporary society. Thus, this book engages the major critiques of Afrocentricity, defends the necessity for African people to view themselves as agents instead of as objects on the fringes of Europe, and proposes a more democratic framework for human relationships.
Race, Rhetoric & Identity
by Molefi Kete Asante | Humanity Books, 2005
In this new collection of insightful essays, the most prolific contemporary African American intellectual and the leader of the Afrocentric school of thought turns his critical attention to the many ways in which modes of communication in American culture have created a dehumanizing African American identity. Asante examines a wide range of cultural phenomena that continue to reflect underlying racial problems.
100 Greatest African Americans
by Molefi Kete Asante | Prometheus Books, 2003
Since 1619, when Africans first came ashore in the swampy Chesapeake region of Virginia, there have been many individuals whose achievements and strength of character in the face of monumental hardships have called attention to the genius of the African American people.
Handbook of Black Studies
by Molefi Kete Asante and Dr. Maulana Karenga | Sage Publications, 2006
The HBS is the 1st resource to bring together research and scholarship in the field of Black studies in one volume. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga, along with a pre-eminent group of contributors, examine various aspects of of Black Studies. Organized into 3 parts, HBS explores historical and cultural foundations, philosophical and conceptual bases, and critical and analytical concepts.
by Molefi Kete Asante | Africa World Press, Revised Edition 2003
Discussed in this cross-disciplinary work is the theory of "Afrocentricity," which mandates that Africans be viewed as subjects rather than objects and is driven by the question Is it in the best interest of African people? This book looks at how this philosophy, ethos, and worldview gives Africans a better understanding of how to interpret issues affecting their communities.
by Molefi Kete Asante | Prometheus Books, 2003
In this profound study of America's persistent racial divide, Molefi Kete Asante, a leading scholar of African American history and culture, discusses the festering issue of systemic racism in America. As Asante makes clear, America continues to be a nation of two peoples with very different histories and perspectives.
by Molefi Kete Asante | Sage Publications, 2001
Transcultural Realities is an important collection of essays written by an outstanding cast of critical scholars who discuss the importance of transculture in interdisciplinary contexts. The primary goal of the contributors is to help the reader to understand that a state of "community" or "harmony" cannot be achieved in the world until we are all ready to accept different cultural forms, norms, and orientations.
Thunder & Silence
by Molefi Kete Asante and Dhyana Ziegler | Africa World Press, 1992
In this collection, Molefi Kete Asante and Dhyana Ziegler offer a critical appraisal of the history, problems and prospects of African media.
Encyclopedia of Black Studies
by Molefi Kete Asante | Sage Publications, 2004
The Encyclopedia of Black Studies is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research on the Black Experience. The concept for the encyclopedia was developed from the successful Journal of Black Studies (SAGE) and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent.
The Painful Demise of Eurocentricism
by Molefi Kete Asante | Africa World Press, 2000
Dr. Asante combines cultural studies, linguistics, historiography, Kemetology, and Africology in this brilliant response to the critics of Afrocentricity. He demonstrates that the principal problem with the critics of Afrocentrics is their disbelief in the agency of Africans--that is the ability of Africans to create society, community, culture and civilization.
The Book of African Names
by Molefi Kete Asante | Africa World Press, 1991
The growing usage of African names in the United States makes this book appealing for those who want to understand the meaning, proper usage and significance of African names. Asante provides the historical rationale and the proper translations and usage of African names from the four corners of the continent.
The Afrocentric Idea
by Molefi Kete Asante | Temple University Press; Revised edition, 1998
This new edition of The Afrocentric Idea boldly confronts the contemporary challenges that have been launched against Molefi Kete Asante's philosophical, social, and cultural theory. By rendering a critique of some postmodern positions as well as the old structured Eurocentric orientations, this new edition contains lively engagements with views expressed by Mary Lefkowitz, Paul Gilroy, and Cornel West.
The African American Atlas
by Molefi Kete Asante | Macmillan Publishing, 1998
The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans has beautiful, full-color graphics interspersed with explanatory text on myriad subjects that are organized chronologically. The authors introduce African-American history by interweaving information about the people and events that influenced our nation's development with maps, charts, reproductions, and photographs.
Kemet, Afrocentricity and Knowledge
by Molefi Kete Asante | Africa World Press, 1990
Asante's book Kemet, Afrocentricity, and Knowledge continues his project of forging a new discipline out of the many strands of Black studies. Like his previous works, this is a profound statement of the Afrocentric perspective.
African Intellectual Heritage
by Molefi Kete Asante and Abu Abarry (editors) | Temple University Press, 1996
Organized by major themes—such as creation stories, and resistance to oppression—this collection gather works of imagination, politics and history, religion, and culture from many societies and across recorded time. This landmark book offers a major contribution to the African canon.
Scream of Blood: Desettlerism in Southern Africa
by Molefi Kete Asante | Sungai Books, 1998
This book tells the story of the heroes of the liberation movements in the southern part of Africa - the African masses. Asante takes aim at not only the dehumanizing legacy of the racist policy of apartheid, but also what he calls "internalized inferiority" on the part of many African leaders.
Rhetoric of Black Revolution
by Molefi Kete Asante [Arthur L. Smith] | Allyn and Bacon
This book is an attempt to discuss the origins, context, strategies, topics, and audience of the rhetoric of Black revolution. The term Black revolution is used in the broad sense of drastic, immediate change in the social, political, or economic structure.
by Molefi Kete Asante | Macmillan Publishing, 1998
In this book, Molefi Kete Asante and Mary B. Cassata seek to present theories and practices of mass communication in order to explain how the various media influence different aspects of contemporary society.
Malcolm X as Cultural Hero & Afrocentric Essays
by Molefi Kete Asante | Africa World Press, 1993
In twenty brilliant and illuminating chapters, Molefi Kete Asante explores major intellectual themes confronting African people. Engaging a wide range of issues, such as gender, African hunger, slavery in Mauritania, lack of historical consciousness, the contest over ancient Egypt, and Malcolm X as cultural hero, he sustains one overarching argument: Africans own deference to no one.
by Molefi Kete Asante | Sungai Books, 1998
Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, in his third volume of poetry, has woven poetry that will add ammunition to his growing contemporary impact. The book is made more valuable by the inclusion of illustrations by the author himself -- illustrations he refers to as "untaught art."
by Molefi Kete Asante and Translated by Ama Mazama | Menaibuc, 2005
L’afrocentricité est la philosophie la plus importante qui ait émergé dans la diaspora africaine américaine, depuis la période de la Harlem Renaissance et du Mouvement des Arts Noirs. En effet, ce sont des écoles, des centres communautaires, des centres de recherches, des organisation culturelles tout autant que des assistants sociaux, des théologiens, des chercheurs en science politique, de même que des artistes Hip-hop qui se laissent guider par l’Afrocentricité.
Handbook of Intercultural Communication
by Molefi Kete Asante, Eileen Newmark, and Cecil A. Blake (editors) | Sage Publications
The Handbook of Intercultural Communication is a state-of-the-art review of theoretical and methodological findings in the field of communication studies. The original essays in the collection -- contributed by an interdisciplinary assemblage of psychologists, anthropologists, and communication specialists -- set out ground rules designed to direct research on intercultural communication into a unified field of inquiry.
Socio-Cultural Conflict Between African and Korean American
by Molefi Kete Asante and Eungjun Min (editors) | University Press of America, 2000
Tragic relations between African Americans and Korean Americans began when the two cultures came together without having a sense of communion or a mutual understanding. This is the first book to base an integrated treatment of the relation between the two cultures.
Handbook of Int'l and Intercultural Communication
by Molefi Kete Asante | Sage Publications, 2002
This reference book will be a welcome addition to the libraries of business communication professionals interested in international or intercultural business communication. The editors should be congratulated on their achievement in coordinating the work of an outstanding group of leaders in the field.
Epic In Search of African Kings
by Molefi Kete Asante | New Horizons
The second poetry collection from Dr. Molefi Kete Asante. Poems include "The Eagle Was Loose," "The Sun Walked on Me," "Witchcraft," and "A View from Here," all of which were published in Obsidian.
Egypt VS. Greece
by Molefi Kete Asante | African American Images, 2002
Debating the development of civilization in Egypt and Greece, this collection of essays explores European misconceptions of African history. Featuring contributions from some of the top scholars in African American studies, this book analyzes the inconsistencies erupting from academic and Eurocentric reports on ancient culture.
Culture and Customs of Egypt
by Molefi Kete Asante | Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002
Modern Egypt blends African history and geography with Arab culture and religion. With its position at the crossroads of Africa, its status as a major Islamic nation, and continuing interest in its ancient monuments, Egypt makes for fascinating study.
by Molefi Kete Asante [Arthur L. Smith]| Prentice-Hall
Discussion about the topic of transracial communication, frequently fails to adequately cover concepts of critical importance involving the multifaceted aspects of communication. This book fills that gap. It draws upon pertinent fields affecting human behavior to offer a concise presentation that synthesizes factual information on transracial communication.
Contemporary Public Communication
by Molefi Kete Asante and Jerry K. Frye | Harper & Row
This book contains a straightforward presentation of public communication. By design we have concentrated on an approach that emphasizes substance as integral to method. Our fundamental assumption is that technique alone does not and cannot make commendable communications for contemporary societies.
by Molefi Kete Asante | National Press Books, 1994
Long before the Greeks and Romans, six classical African civilizations flourished –;;; Kemet, Nubia, Axum, Ghana, Mali, and Songhay. Drawing on oral as well as written histories, this important text describes the diverse cultures, languages, and societies of an Africa never before explored from this perspective.
The Social Uses of Mass Communication
by Molefi Kete Asante and Mary B. Cassata | State University of New York at Buffalo
Professors Cassata and Asante have assembled in this work, manuscripts from a broad range of perspectives in Mass Media. The scholars presented in this work are among the outstanding representatives of their fields. The Social Uses of Mass Communication is of current significance and affects the future conceptualization in an area so important to our daily lives.
African Culture: The Rhythms of Unity
by Molefi Kete Asante and Kariamu Welsh | Africa World Press, 1989
Africa, according to the contributors to this anthology, is "one cultural river with numerous tributaries articulated by their specific responses to history and the environment." They concentrate on the similarities in behavior, perceptions, and technologies of African culture that tie those tributaries together.
by Molefi Kete Asante | New Horizons
The Way is not contradictory to Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Yoruba, or any other way of peace and power; it is complementary.
The Voice of Black Rhetoric
by Molefi Kete Asante [Arthur L. Smith] and Stephen Robb | Allyn and Bacon
The Voice of Black Rhetoric provides a ready source of some of the most notable speeches produced by Black Americans. This collection, spanning more than one hundred and forty years, selects some of the best examples of Black oral rhetoric.
Scattered to the Wind: An African Historical Saga
by Molefi Kete Asante | Sungai Books
In this, his first novel, Asante presents Africa and her people in grandeur and dignity. It is a historical parable that starts with a prohibition about a Black bull, with icons, metaphors, and embedded meanings for contemporary African lives. The Story's main character, Mzilikazi, was a figure of importance during the 19th century in what is now Zimbabwe.
African American History: A Journey of Liberation
by Molefi Kete Asante | Peoples Publishing Group; 2nd Edition, 1995
Promoting cultural awareness through richly flavored accounts of the events in African American History, this book encourages its readers to expand their knowledge of the historical foundations from which this country has evolved.
African American Names and Their Meanings
by Molefi Kete Asante and Renee Muntaqim | Peoples Publishing Group
Name-related projects and research get an inclusive boost from the book African American Names and Their Meanings. The authors gathered names from across the U.S. and discerned their meanings by examining their internal structures in relation to African sounds and derivations.