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University of Sankore Press Titles

The Book of Coming Forth by Day
by Maulana Karenga

Cheikh Anta Diop
by Molefi Kete Asante

Introduction to Black Studies, 4th Edition
by Maulana Karenga

Kawaida and Questions of Life and Struggle
by Maulana Karenga

Kemet and the African Worldview
Maulana Karenga and Jacob Carruthers, Editors

Kwame Nkrumah’s Contribution to Pan-Africanism: An Afrocentric Analysis

Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture
by Maulana Karenga

Maat: The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt
by Maulana Karenga

Maulana Karenga: An Intellectual Portrait
by Molefi Kete Asante

Million Man March:
Mission Statement
by Maulana Karenga

Million Man March: A Commemorative Anthology
Haki Madhubuti and Maulana Karenga, Editors

Odù Ifá: The Ethical Teachings
by Maulana Karenga

Selections from The Husia: Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt
by Maulana Karenga

The Book of Coming Forth By Day

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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

The Book of Coming Forth by Day

The Ethics of the Declarations of Innocence

BY MAULANA KARENGA

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.

Cheikh Anta Diop An Intellectual Portrait

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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

Cheikh Anta Diop

An Intellectual Portrait

BY MOLEFI KETE ASANTE

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.

"Professor Asante's intellectual portrait of Cheikh Anta Diop, one of the first in English, captures the complex intellectual ideas of this great scholar and probes the meaning of his work to the continent and the diaspora. It is a gem for serious intellectuals and the ordinary reader. It is simply fascinating and a true pioneering masterpiece worthy of effusive praise by true Pan-Africanist and general scholars."

— Dr. A.B. Assensoh, Professor of African American and African diaspora Studies, Indiana University - Bloomington

 

Introduction to Black Studies, 4th Edition

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584 pages
6 x 9
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-30-6
Paperback
$45.00

Introduction to Black Studies, 4th Edition

BY MAULANA KARENGA

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.

NEW FEATURES In addition to new data and analyses, this fourth edition also offers new features designed to further facilitate and enhance student comprehension and learning including:

  • Chapter outlines
  • Key terms
  • New review questions
  • Critical thinking questions
  • A comprehensive glossary
  • In-text boxes
  • New section, critical contemporary issues
  • Exam packet upon request
 

"Maulana Karenga's Introduction To Black Studies is simply the best text available on the subject. The discussion of the development of the field including Afrocentricity, Black Women's Studies and multiculturalism is absolutely essential reading."

—Dr. Charles P. Henry, Professor, African American Studies, UC Berkeley and Past President, National Council for Black Studies

"Profound, comprehensive and provocative, the revised version of Introduction to Black Studies demonstrates the kind of intellectual investigation which is essential in establishing major and basic parameters for future research and other scholarly works in Black Studies.

—Dr. Felix Boateng, Director and Professor, Black Education Program, Eastern Washington University

Kawaida and Questions of Life and Struggle

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

Kawaida and Questions of Life and Struggle

BY MAULANA KARENGA

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.

Kwame Nkrumah’s Contribution to Pan-Africanism: An Afrocentric Analysis

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196 pages
6 x 9 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-31-5
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-31-3
Paperback
$14.95

Kwame Nkrumah’s Contribution to Pan-Africanism: An Afrocentric Analysis

BY D. ZIZWE POE

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.

"No other scholar has captured the significance of Kwame Nkrumah's contribution to African independent thought and practice as Dr. Zizwe Poe in his book, Kwame Nkrumah's Contribution to Pan-Africanism. While other scholars wrestle with the actualization of African agency within Nkrumah's vision, Dr. Poe squarely advances Nkrumah Studies by embedding his philosophies within a brilliant Afrocentric analysis."

— Dr. Katherine Bankole Medina
Professor of History Coppin State University

Kemet and the African Worldview

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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

Kemet and the African Worldview

MAULANA KARENGA and JACOB CARRUTHERS, Editors

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.

 
Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

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

144 pages
7 x 9 inches
ISBN-10
0-943412-28-5
ISBN-13
978-0-943412-28-3 Paperback
R$19.95

Kwanzaa

A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

BY MAULANA KARENGA
THE CREATOR OF KWANZAA

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.

“The complete Kwanzaa book that educators and parents have been waiting for has arrived… This book belongs in every library, both as a reference book and for general circulation.”

— School Library Journal

Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt

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

Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt

A Study in Classical African Ethics

BY MAULANA KARENGA

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.

"With Professor Karenga's book . . . the reception of Egypt is entering a new phase. (It) is the first attempt to revitalize a completely forgotten tradition of highest antiquity. This could only be achieved by someone embodying the skills and characteristics of a full-fledged Egyptologist and the competence and commitment of an equally full-fledged African American philosopher. Karenga is both. His book is an example of the finest Egyptological scholarship and it will certainly prove to be of highest interest for the ongoing debates in philosophy and Black Studies."

— Jan Assman, Professor of Egyptology, University of Heidelberg

 

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