Afrikan Wisdom: New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond,

Afrikan Wisdom: New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623175634

Classification: Fiction

Synopsis: A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from today's Black liberation thought leaders and teachers.

Afrikan Wisdom is a collection of 30 spiritual essays written by an eclectic group of inspirational Black thought leaders and teachers who reflect on the unique experience of being Black in the world today. Author and editor Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara) has created an anthology whose aim is to instill readers with the knowledge, awareness, validation, and spiritual tools needed to nurture their individual and collective liberation. While centering on the Black Buddhist experience, essays included in this volume also branch out to include other spiritual traditions and views. Topics include:

    African and Afro-Diasporan cultures, histories, and spiritualities
    Black radical traditions of liberation and consciousness
    Anti-colonialism and anti-slavery
    Buddhist philosophy
    Social and environmental justice
    African and Afro-Diasporan art, music and literature
    The prison industrial complex and mass incarceration
    (Kemetic) yoga, healing and mindfulness
    Intersections with Indigenous cultures
    Addiction and recovery
    Trans-generational trauma

Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life--past, present, and future.This book will prove both an inspiration and a motivation for Black readers, as well as anyone else interested in reading about emerging spiritual voices.

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