Black History Culture : Role of Afrikan Languages in Afrikan Liberation

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  1. soulosophy

    soulosophy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Subject: FREE Lecture: Role of Afrikan Languages in Afrikan Liberation 3/15 6:30PM EST

    What: Ɔkyeame Ɔsͻfoͻ Obadele Kwame Kambon Lecture entitled The Role of Afrikan Languages in Afrikan Liberation followed by Abibitumi Kasa Member Open Discussion

    Who: You Afrikan!

    When: Sunday, March 15, 2009 @ 6:30PM EST

    Where: A b i b i t u m i K a s a Member Classroom

    Why: It has been said that 'power is the ability to define reality and have others respond to that definition is if it were their own.' Further, the reality of today is based upon the concepts and theories of yesterday. These are concepts that are eternally linked to a specific culture. A specific language with a specific history. According to Ngugi wa Thiong’O 'language carries culture, and culture carries...the entire body of values by which we come to perceive ourselves and our place in the world.' It is said that, 'the one who prescribes the diameter of your knowledge determines the circumference of your activity.' In other words, 'a cow grazes where it is tied' and 'cattle is only as good as the field in which it grazes.' How WE are able to and choose to conceive of the world is mediated by language. It is through conceptual incarceration within the prison of an alien language designed and intended to serve only its master, that the alien is able to shape Our destiny by shaping Our very thoughts. It is said:

    watch your thoughts for they become your actions
    watch your actions for they become your habits
    watch your habits for they become your character
    watch your character for it becomes your destiny

    As it is individually, so it is collectively. For it is said that 'the actions of one generation become the history of the next generation. The actions of many generations become the traditions of a people.' Afrikans in general and Diasporan Afrikans in particular have endeavored to re-conceptualize the world through language. Oftentimes, lacking other options, through the language forced upon US. However, it is said, 'the dog does not prefer bones to meat, it is just that no one ever gives him meat.' WE are the long awaited hunters. 'You are the slave of the one whose handcuffs are on your wrists,' WE are the long awaited liberators. WE, entrusted by Our ancestors. WE, the guardians of Our languages, hold the key to re-conceptualizing reality for the best interests of Afrikans throughout the world, Continental and Diasporan. That WE may speak Our reality into the future; that WE may shape the destiny of Our children, of Our children’s children, of Our children’s children’s children, and for the still more beautiful ones yet to be born.


    How: CONTACT ME ON [email protected] AND I'LL GIVE YOU DETAILS ON HOW TO REGISTER FOR FREE
     
  2. soulosophy

    soulosophy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Class Rescheduled

    Unfortunately, the class site went down. Seems the so-called powers that be don't want our people to be getting access to the knowledge brought to us by such Afrikan scholars.

    Anyways, the class has been re-scheduled for next Sunday, 22nd March at 6:30pm EST.
     
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    thank you for the water

    keep pushing

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