RECOMMENDED READING LIST

Culture and Spirit

  • Black Gods- Òrìsà Studies In The New World by John Mason
  • Olódùmarè- God In Yoruba Belief by Bolaji Idowu
  • Fundamentals of Yoruba Religion (Òrìsà Worship) by Chief F.A.M.A.
  • Ancestors- Hidden Hands, Healing Spirits by Min. Ra Ifagbemi Babaláwo
  • Handbook of Yoruba Religious Principles by Baba Ifa Karade
  • Ifism The Complete Works of Òrúnmìlà Vols. 1-8 (K. Osamaro Ibie)
  • Practical Ifá Divination (Vol.3) (S. Solágbadé Pópóolá)
  • Orin Òrìsà- Songs for Selected Heads by John Mason
  • Àdúrà Òrìsà by John Mason
  • Four New World Yorùbá Rituals by John Mason
  • Ìdáná Fún Òrìsà by John Mason
  • Odù Ifá- the Ethical Teachings by Dr. Maulana Karenga
  • Selections From the Husia by Dr. Maulana Karenga
  • The Book of Coming Forth By Day by Dr. Maulana Karenga
  • The Teachings of Ptahhotep by Dr. Asa G. Hilliard
  • Sacred Ifá Oracle by Afolabi Epega and Philip John Niemark
  • Tales of Yoruba Gods and Heroes by Harold Courlander
  • Flash of the Spirit by Robert Farris Thompson

Language

  • FAMA’s Èdè Awo- Òrìsà Yorùbá Dictionaryby Chief F.A.M.A.
  • Jé K’Á So Yorùbá (Vol. 1&2) by Antonia Yetúnde Folarìn Schleicher (Vol. 1)
  • Beginner’s Yoruba by Kayode J. Fakinlede
  • Modern Practical Dictionay: Yoruba-English English-Yoruba by Kayode J. Fakinlede
  • Yorùbá-English/English- Òrìsà Dictionary by Olabiyi Bablola Yai
  • Mdw Ntr

Socio-Economic, Historical, and Political Booklist

  • The Philosophy & Opinions of Marcus Garvey complied by Amy Jacques Garvey
  • PowerNomics by Claud Anderson
  • Blueprint For Black Power by Dr. Amos N. Wilson
  • The Sankofa Movement by Kwame Agyei & Akua Nson Akoto
  • Nationbuilding by Kwame Agyei & Akua Nson Akoto
  • Destruction of Black Civilization by Dr. Chancellor Williams
  • Black Labor, White Wealth by Claud Anderson
  • Dirty Little Secrets About Black History, Its Heroes and Other Troublemakers by Claud Anderson
  • African Cultural Institutions by Kwame Gyekye
  • Notes for an African World Revolution by Dr. John Henrik Clarke
  • Art of Leadership (Vol. 1 & 2) by Oba T’Shaka
  • Return to the African Mother Principle of Male and Female Equality (Vol. 1) by Oba T’Shaka
  • Message to the People: The Course of African Philosophy ed. by Tony Martin
  • Pawned Sovereignty by Ezrah Arahone
  • Sovereign Evolution by Ezrah Arahone

History and Analysis of Afrakan Historical Movements

  • The World and Africa by W.E.B. DuBois
  • Introduction to Afrikan Civilization by John G. Jackson
  • Africa: Mother of Western Civilization by Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannon
  • Black Man of the Nile by Dr.Yosef ben-Jochannon
  • The Destruction of Black Civilization Dr. Chancellor Williams
  • The Rebirth of Afrikan Civilization by Dr. Chancellor Williams
  • Notes for an Afrikan World Revolution by Dr. John Henrik Clarke
  • Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah
  • The Afrikan Origin of Civilization by Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop
  • Pre-Colonial Africa by Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop

Pan-Afrakan Nationalism

  • Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State (Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop)
  • Indigenous Afrikan Institutions (George B.N. Ayittey)
  • Africa Betrayed (George B.N. Ayittey)
  • Africa In Chaos (George B.N. Ayittey)
  • Marcus Garvey Message to the People- The Course of Afrikan Philosophy (Tony Martin, Ed.)
  • Race First (Tony Martin, Ed.)

Religions and Philosophy

  • Afrikan Origins of the Major “Western Religions” (Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan)
  • The Cultural Unity of Black Africa (Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop)
  • Traditional Ways of Putting On Cloth for Men and Women (Nana J.V. Owusu-Ansah)
  • At the Feet of the Master by Alcyone
  • Ancient Future by Wayne B. Chandler
  • The Kybalion by the Three Initiates Staff
  • The Secret Science by John Baines
  • The Science of Love by John Baines
  • The Stellar Man by John Baines
  • To Heal A People by Erriel Kufi Addae

Business and Economics

  • Black Economics: Solutions for Economic and Community Empowerment (Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu)
  • Getting Black Folks To Sell (George Subira)
  • Think and Grow Rich- A Black Choice (Dennis Kimbro)
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Nutrition, Exercise, Biology and Health

  • Kupigana Ngumi- Root Symbols of the Ntkhru and Ankient Kmt (Maasi & Salim)
  • Heal Thyself by Queen Afua
  • African Holistic Health by Dr. Laila O. Afrika
  • Vitamins and Minerals From A to Z with Ethno-Consciousness by Dr. Jewel Pookrum
  • The Remedy by Supa Nova Slom

Foreign Affairs

  • American Foreign Policy (Henry Kissinger)
  • Agents of Repression (Churchill Ward and James V. Wall)
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Brown)

Psychology and Sociology

  • Iceman Inheritance (Michael Bradley)
  • Yurugu by Marimba Ani
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy Degruy Leary
  • The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave by Kashif Malik Hassan-El
  • Unlimited Power: A Black Choice (A. Robbins and R. McClendon)
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Steven R. Covey)
  • The Road Less Traveled (M. Scott Peck)
  • Control Theory (Dr. William Glasser)
  • Success Runs In Our Rake (George Fraser)
  • What Makes The Great Great (Dennis Kimbro)
  • The Power Principle (Blaine Lee)
  • Empires of the Mind (Denis Waitley)
  • Thick Face Black Heart (Khin-Ning Khu)

Education

  • Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys Vols. 1-3 (Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu)
  • Nationbuilding by Kwame Agyei Akoto
  • SBA: The Reawakening of the African Mind by Asa G. Hilliard

Family

  • The Sankofa Movement by Kwame Agyei & Akua Nson Akoto
  • Restoring the Village, Values and Commitment: Solutions for the Black Family (Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu)
  • The Power of the Family (Dr. Paul Pearsall)
  • Fatherless America (David Blankenhorn)
  • Nepotism by Adam Bellow

Afrakans in America

  • Autobiography of Malcolm X (Alex Haley)
  • Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? (Haki R. Madhubuti)
  • Culture Bandits (Vols.1 & 2) (Del Jones)
  • Enemies: The Clash of the Rakes (Haki R. Madhubuti)
  • From Plan to Planet (Haki R. Madhubuti)
  • Our Kind of People (Lawrence Otis Graham)
  • They Stole It, But You Must Return It (Richard Williams, Ed.D.)
  • Art of Leadership (Vols. 1 & 2  (Oba T’Shaka)
  • Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)

Afrakan Women

  • Assata (Assata Shakur)
  • Sacred Woman by Queen Afua
  • When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Rake and Sex in America  (Paula Giddings)
  • Africana Womanism (Clenora Hudson-Weems)
  • Return To the Afrikan Mother Principle (Oba T’Shaka)
  • The Invention of Woman: Making An African Sense Of Western Gender Discourses by Oyeronke Oyewumi
  • Kindezi: The Kongo Art of Babysitting by K. Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau & A. M. Lukondo-Wamba

Warfare and Strategy

  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Book of the Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
  • On War by Karl von Clauswicz
  • Strategy by B.H. Liddell Hart
  • Code of the Samurai by A.L. Sadler
  • The Forty-eight Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  • The Thirty-three Strategies of War by Robert Greene

Secret Societies and Brotherhoods

  • The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
  • Brotherhood of Murder (Thomas Martinez and John Guinther)
  • Yakuza (David E. Kaplan and Alek Dubro)
  • The Forty-seven Ronin by John Allyn

Statecraft

  • PowerNomics by Claud Anderson Ed.D.
  • The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
  • Warrior Politics by Robert Kaplan
  • The Art of Victory by Gerald Copley

Security

  • The Tactical Edge by Charles Remsbert
  • The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer
  • The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
  • Protecting the President by Dennis V. N. McCarthy
  • Secret Service Chief by U. E. Baughman (Harper & Row 1962)
  • Terrorism and Personal Protection by Brian Jenkins, Ed. (Butterworth Publishers, 1985)
  • War At Home by Brian Glick
  • Agents of Repression by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall

Fiction

  • Standing At The Scratch Line by Guy Johnson
  • Echoes of A Distant Summer by Guy Johnson
  • Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Arma
  • The Healers by Ayi Kwei Arma

Sports

  • Forty Million Dollar Slaves by William C. Rhoden
  • Staying Ahead of the Posse: The Ben Jobe Story by Joe Formichella

 

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