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Notes on Marimba Ani’s “Yurugu” Lecture – African Blood Siblings

We need to understand from where our energy comes. On the other hand, in the European worldview, humans become separate and distinct individuals.

They created the first civilizations thousands of years ago and they suffered the pain of the Maafa. Columbus and others have the same motive. This allows for their destruction of humankind and how God can be evoked to justify them. Lastly, study the African worldview. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Enlightening psychological historical look at our zeitgeist.

So far it’s one of the most thorough books I’ve read around the de-construction and analysis of western philosophy, exposing many of the reasons and causes yyurugu circumstances experienced by people of color today and the ruling mass minority.

However, the continuity of our cultural identity has been interrupted cruelly and unnaturally by the experience of slavery. The Price They Paid: Next is Constantine in AD. Retrieved from ” https: This book is everything! Because the Maafa has disconnected us from our cultural origins, we have remained vulnerable in a social order that does not reflect our cultural identity.


Plato promoted this idea: Does it come as an ebook? Jul 23, Siddiqtb added it. Robert rated it it was amazing Jan 20, The problem is that this re-definition starts at three years of age.

Books by Marimba Ani. But Europeans made it universal. Africans also had more important roles for their women. The African Blood Siblings tries to develop that leadership which will turn our segregation Dependence into separation Independence.

Yurugu: An African-centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior by Marimba Ani

Therefore, those who are more rational should be above those who are more emotional. However, wherever we are, we are there to yuruguu them. Breaking the Code of Good Intentions: The Europeans always had a drive to seek control. She later looks at Indo-European mythologies, which had war deities, whom reward with warrior heavens or who needed blood to be pleased. This is because the academy is in place: Importantly, no one can become a Jew. That an Empire will unite all people. In African thought, we have many stages of development.

Africans, for instance, looked at the story of Jesus as a symbol of each person being reborn spiritually.

Aramis Pellot rated it it was amazing Mar 24, At this time, she is actively involved in retrieving philosophy and in the re-creation of ritual, so that they can be used for the transformation and healing of people of African descent. Asili is a common Swahili word meaning “origin” or “essence”; utamawazo and utamaroho are neologisms created by Ani, based on the Swahili words utamaduni “civilisation”wazo “thought” and roho “spirit life”.

Look at scientific labs: I decree that it was aggression from abstract self survival thought and not the environment of nature in all its abundant forum ranging from weather to wild animals As the first Europeans gave birth to aggressive abstract thought.


A critique of the west through an afrocentric lense. Aug 01, Ty G rated it it was amazing. So Yurugu was forever incomplete and could now only destroy and yet never be fulfilled.

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Go through your address book and call people about making a difference. Everything has meaning and connection.

A building is made of bricks you marimha individual brick you register in your mind a brick is strong a brick become synonymous with strength. African-centered thinkers have subsequently popularized and expanded on Ani’s conceptualization.

The reason why they can do this, is because Europeans can view people as objects.

Hindsight of abstract thinking We’ll only be proclaimed out of necessity. Every Religion nai sacred a national identity. For instance, the academy separates the intellectual part of the brain from everything else: She asks her studentsknowing European history, does it make sense that Bush would be concerned with our diet?

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. They ignore that this has always been a consistent thrust of European culture. She has continued her activism through her scholarship. This causes us to think in ways that deny our spiritual power and facillitates our own oppression. Yurugu removes the mask from the European facade and thereby reveals the inner working of global white supremacy: