Black Women : Afrikan Women Advice

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    AFRIKAN WOMEN!
    In the book TO BE AFRIKAN Sister Elder Marimba Ani wrote some advice for Black Women.

    To Be An Afrikan Woman is to:
    be life affirming
    be in partnership with an Afrikan Man
    be a political organizer
    function as part of a collective
    exert influence
    speak for the Ancestors
    be an advocate for Afrika
    be a mother who does whatever is necessary to protect her child
    teach
    be a healer
    represent the continuity of Afrikan people
    respresent the stability of the Afrikan family
    maintain and pass on Afrikan culture
    organize and direct the Afrikan market,
    enabling our people to understand the spirit of economic exchange & distribution
    be a scientist of the sacred
    be a spiritual leader
    be an intellectual
    be Divine

    She goes on to write that, "Afrikan Women told the stories and passed on the culture in their breast milk. We held our Men and let them cry and we cried in the strength of their arms. To be An Afrikan Woman is to know that we, Afrikan Men and Women, are the mirrors of each other's souls in which we find our ability to love, and to be loved. To Be An Afrikan Woman is to know that your Man is the voice which affirms your Womaness. It is to be able to feel him say 'You are An Afrikan Woman'. To Be An Afrikan Woman is to be the memory of the Race, which makes Sankofa possible. It is to 'bury the placenta' so that Afrika can be resurrected. To Be An Afrikan Woman is to pick up the pieces of our Maafa-lives and to make our People whole again. It is to Rebirth the Spirit of Afrika." pgs. 42-43
     
  2. QUEEN ABENA

    QUEEN ABENA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Greetings Brother OldSoul

    Where might I find a copy of this book?:book:
    Looks interesting

    Thanks for sharing

    Blessings & Love
    QueenAbena
     
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    That was beautiful!....I'm gonna hafta check out that book. :toast:
     
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