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22 pages
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-19-6
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-19-1
Paperback
$3.00

BY MAULANA KARENGA

Million Man March/
Day of Absence

Mission Statement

The Mission Statement is the official document of the Million Man March/Day of Absence. It has both historical and current relevance in its discussion of the historical significance of the project, the ongoing challenges to the people, the government and corporations and for continuing post-march projects.

144 pages
6 x 9 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-26-9
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-26-9
Paperback
$19.95

BY D. ZIZWE POE

Kwame Nkrumah’s

Contribution to

Pan-Africanism:

An Afrocentric Analysis

In his book, Kwame Nkrumah’s Contribution to Pan-Africanism: An Afrocentric Analysis, Professor Poe provides a unique, comprehensive and critical account of the political thought and practice of Kwame Nkrumah, a pioneer and pivotal leader in the Pan-African Movement from 1945-1966. Employing an Afrocentric approach in his study, he argues that the life and work of Nkrumah offer an essential philosophical foundation and strategic model of optimal agency in the pursuit of Pan-African initiatives and critical Afrocentric studies.

584 pages
6 x 9
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-30-6
Paperback
$50.00

BY MAULANA KARENGA

Introduction to Black Studies, 4th Edition

OVERVIEW Introduction to Black Studies is a unique and highly acclaimed introduction to the discipline of Black/Africana Studies, providing students with an essential intellectual basis for a critical understanding and discussion of the history, scope and fundamental concepts, areas and issues which ground and define the discipline.

STRUCTURE The text offers an effective organization which outlines and engages the triple mission of Black/Africana Studies: cultural grounding, academic excellence and social responsibility. Part I explains the history, scope and defining concepts and issues of Black Studies; Part II brings into focus and critical discussion current data in fundamental subject areas or fields of Black Studies, i.e., history, religion, sociology, politics, economics, creative production and psychology; Part III explores current critical social issues in Africana Studies as a way to address the disciplinary stress on social responsibility and engagement and to cultivate and enhance critical and ethical thinking about self, society and the world.

144 pages
7 x 9 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-27-7
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-27-6
Hardcover
$24.95

ISBN

978-0-943412-28-3

Paperback

$19.95

BY MAULANA KARENGA
THE CREATOR OF KWANZAA

Kwanzaa

A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

Written by the creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture provides a thorough understanding of the views and values of Kwanzaa, its historic origins and cultural background and its cultural meaning to millions of Africans who celebrate it throughout the world African community. A beautifully illustrated text with over 45 color photos, rare archival photographs from the first Kwanzaa celebration, suggestions for family and community activities, African wisdom teachings and proverbs, answers to frequently asked questions on Kwanzaa through an exclusive interview with Dr. Karenga, and a Swahili-English pronunciation guide.

224 pages
8 3/8 x 5 2/8 inches
ISBN-10
0-7456-4828-2
ISBN-13
978-0-7456-4828-6
Paperback
$19.95

224 pages
8 1/2 x 5 6/8 inches
ISBN-10
0-745648-27-4
ISBN-13
978-0-745648-27-9
Hardcover
$64.95

BY MOLEFI KETE ASANTE

Maulana Karenga: An Intellectual Portrait

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 thinkers 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. Asante examines the sources of Karenga’s intellectual preoccupations and demonstrates that Karenga’s concerns with the liberation narratives and mythic realities of African people are rooted in the best interests of a collective humanity.

The book shows Karenga to be an intellectual giant willing to practice his theories in order to manifest his intense emotional attachment to culture, truth and justice. Asante’s enlightening presentation and riveting critique of Karenga’s works reveal a compelling account of a thinker whose contributions extend far beyond the Academy. Although Karenga began his career as a student activist, a civil rights leader, a Pan Africanist, and a culturalist, he ultimately succeeds in turning his fierce commitment to truth toward dissecting political, social, and ethical issues. Asante carefully analyzes Karenga’s important works on Black Studies, but also his earlier works on culture and his later works on ethics, such as The Husia, and Odu Ifa: The Ethical Teachings.

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112 pages
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-14-5
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-14-6
Paperback
$11.95

BY MAULANA KARENGA

The Book of Coming Forth by Day

The Ethics of the Declarations of Innocence

The Book of Coming Forth By Day is a translation and ethical commentary on one of the most important and well-known ancient Egyptian sacred texts. Misnamed The Book of the Dead by European Egyptologists, the text centers around a process which involves breaking the bonds of death and coming forth spiritually into the light that lasts for eternity. This volume focuses on Chapter 125, “The Declarations of Innocence,” in The Book of Coming Forth By Day, and explores the ancient Egyptian ethical ideal in terms relevant to modern moral discourse, including right relations with the Divine, Nature and others.

144 pages
6 x 9 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-26-9
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-26-9
Paperback
$19.95

BY MOLEFI KETE ASANTE

Cheikh Anta Diop

An Intellectual Portrait

This volume is a lucid and essential contribution to our critical understanding of the intellectual and practical work of Cheikh Anta Diop. Professor Asante identifies and clarifies the key components, concerns and evolutionary contours in Diopian thought, and weaves them into a richly textured pattern and composite portrait of this distinguished scholar of astounding erudition and extraordinary insight. Asante traces Diop’s intellectual and political evolution, opens critical vistas into his multidisciplinary competence and approach. The book focuses on Diop’s constant concern with putting knowledge and science in the service of the dignity and development of Africa. Moreover, Asante reaffirms Diop’s towering position as a founding figure in African-centered scholarship and his expansive and enduring influence in the world African community.

198 pages
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-07-2
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-07-8
Paperback
$19.95

MAULANA KARENGA and JACOB CARRUTHERS, Editors

Kemet and the African Worldview

Selected papers from the proceedings of the first and second annual conferences of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC). Contributors include: Molefi Asante, Rhkty Amen, Asa Hilliard III, Maulana Karenga, Wade Nobles and others.

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144 pages
6 x 9 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-26-9
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-26-9
Paperback
$19.95
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$14.95

HAKI MADHUBUTI and MAULANA KARENGA, Editors

Million Man March/
Day of Absence

A Commemorative Anthology

Speeches, Commentary, Photography, Poetry, Illustrations and Documents

This is a commemorative and reflective account of the historic October 16, 1995 march in Washington, D.C. The first and only book to incorporate the ideas, experiences and visions of the Million Man March/Day of Absence organizers, participants and observers. Contains over 35 essays, speeches, poems, and documents as well as over 50 photographs.

448 pages
6 x 9 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-22-6
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-22-1
Paperback
$24.95

Translation and Commentary
A Kawaida Interpretation
BY MAULANA KARENGA

Odù Ifá

The Ethical Teachings

The Odù Ifá, the sacred text of the spiritual and ethical tradition of Ifá, is one of the great sacred texts in the world and a classic of African and world literature. It is the unique sacred text of a world religion with its origins in Africa, and with orthodox and varied forms throughout the Western Hemisphere. Odù Ifá: The Ethical Teachings is the first of its kind. It is a compilation and translation of the ethical teachings of the Odù Ifá, with commentaries. This book serves as a model and inspiration for modern moral reflection on critical issues of our time.

274 pages
6 x 9 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-29-3
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-29-0
Paperback
$24.95

BY MAULANA KARENGA

Kawaida and Questions of Life and Struggle

In this unique collection of commentaries on critical issues of our time, Dr. Karenga has again demonstrated his masterful ability to turn the complex into the conversational without sacrificing the quality of his contentions. He offers refreshing and insightful analyses from an African-centered standpoint and brings forth evidence of the rich resource of African culture, both ancient and modern, Continental and Diasporan. Using Kawaida philosophy as a foundation and framework, he is meticulously concerned with providing a language and logic of liberation, ethical insights into every major issue, and making a definitive contribution to the Kawaida project of “cultural revolution, radical social change and bringing good in the world.” In these commentaries, Professor Karenga not only exhibits an intellect which is insightful, creative and wide-ranging, but also a profound personal commitment to his subject and the use of his knowledge in the interest of African and human good and the good of the world.

458 pages
6 x 9 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-25-0
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-25-2
Paperback
$24.95

BY MAULANA KARENGA

Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt

A Study in Classical African Ethics

Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics is an unprecedented work of intellectual archeology and critical interpretation of ancient Egyptian ethical thought from an African-centered standpoint. Engaging Maatian thought as a rich resource for philosophic reflection and modern moral discourse, Professor Karenga draws on a wide range of literary, historical and archeological sources to recover and reconstruct this ancient ethical tradition in a dual process of interpretation and transmission.

128 pages
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-06-4
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-06-1
Paperback
$14.95

Selected and Retranslated
BY MAULANA KARENGA

Selections from The Husia

Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt

A selection and retranslation of the oldest sacred text in the world, with critical commentaries on the richness of the African spiritual achievement and legacy in ancient Egypt. In this selection we read the earliest written record of the dawning of humanity’s structured consciousness concerning spirituality and ethics. Here we find, for the first time in human history, the concepts of Maat (truth, justice, rightness), humans in the image of God, human dignity, judgment after death, free will, immortality of the soul, human equality, and social justice.