- Nov 29, 2003
Mikyia mo (Greetings),
We have just released two new publications - the soft-cover versions and e-book versions of PTAH Sasetem and MATE MASIE - The Ancestorhood of Nana Yao (Dr. Bobby E. Wright).
PTAH Sasetem is a curriculum created for adults who are of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) heritage to utilize in the education of themselves, their peers and in the instruction of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit children and young adults. PTAH Sasetem is a seven-tiered structure rooted in the Ancestral order of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit culture.
The principles and values of PTAH Sasetem have been used to positively re-orient Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit children, young adults and adults in prevention and intervention settings, classrooms, after-school programs, day-care and home-school programs, adult and youth "rites of passage" programs and various Mentu Ra (mentor) relationships. As Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit adults, only we can ground ourselves and our Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit youth and peers in our shared Ancestral legacy. It is imperative that we engage a process rooted in our Ancestral culture for our total development, sustenance, sovereignty and security.
There are hundreds of adinkra symbols addressing every aspect of Akan culture. In this work we employ seven adinkra symbols and the teachings connected to them. They were chosen as seven representatives of the principles of what in Akan culture is called obra bo. Obra bo is a term often translated as "ethical existence and generativity". It describes a mode of existence wherein one endeavors to create and live a good life. For Akan people, to create and live a good life is to execute our Divine function in the world as given to us by the Supreme Being. The benefits of such endeavor are received by all in Akan civilization....The principles represented by the seven adinkra symbols will be compared to the ideas and formulations of Nana Yao (Dr. Bobby E. Wright). The references for these ideas and formulations are his collection of essays published in the book, "The Psychopathic Racial Personality and Other Essays.
Download the free e-book versions and purchase the soft-cover versions ($9 each) from our NHOMA (Publications) page. We have a total of 15 books available in soft-cover and e-book formats which can all be accessed from our NHOMA page:
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Akwamu Nation in North America