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Old 09-20-2001, 09:58 PM
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deep African/ African American thinking

I've been trying to find any books on philosophcal thoughts from a black perspective
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Old 09-25-2001, 04:34 AM
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The Cornel West Reader by Cornel West

Flash of the Spirit - African American Art & Philosophy by Robert Farris Thompson

Breaking Bread - Insurgent Black Intellectual Life by bell hooks and Cornel West

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois

The New Negro by Alain Leroy Locke

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Sister Outsider - Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Yurugu: An African Centered Critique of European Thought and Behaviour by Marimba Ani (warning - this is a VERY difficult read)

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

And that's just my short list. Most of the people here are progressive thinkers. If you're more of a conservative, I'd suggest some Shelby Steele, some Stanley Crouch, or some (and I hate to even mention her name) Frances Cress Welsing.

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Old 09-25-2001, 09:20 AM
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What is the issue w/ Dr Welsing? The ISIS Papers was a deep book; I think it could have gone further though.

I agree with many of your other selections, esp DuBois and bell hooks!

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And that's just my short list. Most of the people here are progressive thinkers. If you're more of a conservative, I'd suggest some Shelby Steele, some Stanley Crouch, or some (and I hate to even mention her name) Frances Cress Welsing.
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Old 09-25-2001, 12:47 PM
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I have a problem with anyone who uses their own homophobia and racism to advance scholarship, and Dr. Cress Welsing does exactly that.
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Old 09-28-2001, 11:41 PM
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This is a good topic...

Some other books are

Black Theology (can't remember the author name)
Losing The Race ( can't remember the author name)
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Old 09-29-2001, 08:55 AM
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my library

Okay, try the following authors:

Molefi Kete Asante
Runoko Rashidi
Nur Ankh Amen
Ishakamusa Barashango

These authors can be found in most black bookstores.
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Old 09-30-2001, 12:37 AM
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I AGREE! Molefi Kete Asane is an excellent choice! I enjoyed his reader, "Afrocentricity"!
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Old 10-19-2001, 03:13 PM
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Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy Is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy

...a bit "controversial" in nature...but still good reading to those that aren't affraid of exploring less accepted schools of thought...

also...Black Athena vol. 1...i haven't read that one yet...but i hear that it is also something to excercise the mind...whether you fully agree with the author or not...just something to spark independent thinking and exploration as well...

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Old 10-22-2001, 10:38 AM
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Black Athena (vol I and II) were written by Martin Bernal, who is white. This book was not written from an afrocentric perspective but from a Greek perspective with passing references to Black Egypt. The title is misleading.


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also...Black Athena vol. 1...i haven't read that one yet...but i hear that it is also something to excercise the mind...whether you fully agree with the author or not...just something to spark independent thinking and exploration as well...
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Old 10-22-2001, 11:00 AM
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regardless of the race of the author though...i would hope that one could gather what knowledge they deem beneficial...do further research...compare and contrast a variety of perspectives...and come to their own conclusions on the topic...just because a book is written by a black author...from a black perspective...doesn't mean it is beneficial to black people as a whole...just something to think about...but thanks for clarifying that mccoyred...
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@People who contribute or contributed to this topic.


Some of the books named in this discussion, I have read them. The Souls of Black Folk, Notes of a Native Son, An African Centered Critique of European Thought and Behavior, The ISIS papers and one of my favorites, Stolen Legacy.
Some of the other books, I have heard of them and can imagine what they are about. After reading the books I have read, I have come to the conclusion what they do for me, how they reshape my views on how Black people in America have been classified from their titles as Colored, Negro and African American, I have also received other insight from the reading of these books.
I have seen some topics in this forum which has discussed how Black people, Colored people or African American people or what have you, chose to view their self, in terms of their title. I was just curious to know, what do these books do for the people in this discussion who have read them? Why is this discussion particularly titled "deep African/ African American thinking?" When one reads that title, what is one thinking when one discusses the deep books one has said to have read in this topic? For instance, what do you feel these books do for you?
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:41 PM
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I Am Because We Are: Readings in Black Philosophy

This reader includes works dealing with Negritude, Black Feminism (Anna Julia Cooper), the Talented Tenth (DuBois) and Black Nationalist Thought. It covers African, African American and Afro-Caribbean Philosophy.
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:39 AM
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Folks,

I have a philosophical book in the forms of poetry and the author is new to the scene: The book is called: The Keepers of the Shrine Poems - The Young Men, The Young Women, The Age-old Children by Andrew Marshall Jr.

This book addresses manhood and womanhood, and the responsibility each one of us had for our own livelihood and life. It is reflective of the mood, conditions, and problems that are prevelent within the black race in the United States, and the opposition to overcome. . . .

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