Ama Ata Aidoo - 1987
Ambakisye-Okang Dukuzumurenyi
10 Views · 11 days ago

This is a 1987 video that Oral Ofori added voiceover to in April 2020. Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo was born 23 March 1942. She is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic..She was the Minister of Education under the Jerry Rawlings administration.

In 2000, she established the Mbaasem Foundation to promote and support the work of African women writers..Aidoo's works of fiction particularly deal with the tension between Western and African world views. Her first novel, Our Sister Killjoy, was published in 1977 and remains one of her most popular works.

Many of Aidoo's protagonists are women who defy the stereotypical women's roles of their time, as in her play Anowa..Her novel Changes won the 1992 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Africa).

She is also an accomplished poet—her collection Someone Talking to Sometime won the Nelson Mandela Prize for Poetry in 1987 — and has written several children's books.Visit https://mbaasem.wordpress.com/ to learn more about her..

AMA ATA Aidoo - Interview
Ambakisye-Okang Dukuzumurenyi
6 Views · 11 days ago

An Akan Author voices her experience being an educated African women and African dealings with Western societyAfrican countries relying on Aid from foreign countries, the Unfair Treatment of African People, Tuberculosis, AIDS, Virus etc.

#Racist #Neocolonialism #Africa #Black #Akan #Viruses #Aids #Ghana #Women

The Manuscripts and Intellectual Legacy of Timbuktu
6 Views · 1 month ago

The Malian city of Timbuktu is one of the world's oldest seats of learning and has an intellectual legacy of hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, coming from three great West African desert empires: Ancient Ghana, medieval Mali, and the Songhai Empire. These manuscripts offer a unique window into their history. Many remain unread.

This lecture will look at how their study can be used to advance our knowledge of the intellectual history of the premodern world.

A lecture by Robin Walker

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:

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The Asante Market Women (Ghana Culture - Full Documentary)  | TRACKS
Ambakisye-Okang Dukuzumurenyi
15 Views · 2 months ago

Kumasi, Ghana, is the capital of the Asante region. This is the seat for one of the most powerful kingdoms of West Africa, surviving British colonisation for centuries. The Kumasi central market is one of the largest in Africa and is run and lead by women. In this documentary, we meet the female traders of this important economy.

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The series stands as a historical document of daily life in remote and threatened societies, such as the Cuiva, Embera and Panare Indians of Colombia, the nomadic Tuareg of the Sahara, the Kurdish Dervishes and the Meo of China.

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Peer Reviewed: The Near Eastern origins of Semitic Languages
9 Views · 2 months ago

A portion of the abstract states:

Our statistical tests of alternative Semitic histories support an initial divergence of Akkadian from ancestral Semitic over competing hypotheses (e.g. an African origin of Semitic). We estimate an Early Bronze Age origin for Semitic approximately 5750 years ago in the Levant, and further, propose that contemporary Ethiosemitic languages of Africa reflect a single introduction of early Ethiosemitic from southern Arabia approximately 2800 years ago.


Peer Reviewed: Bamileke Medumba stems from ancient Egyptian (Indiana University)
10 Views · 2 months ago

National African Language Resource Center of Indiana University Bloomingdale states:

"Bamileke belongs to the Mbam-Nkam group of Graffi
languages, whose attachment to the Bantu division is still
disputed. While some consider it as a Bantu or a semi-Bantu
language, others prefer to include Bamileke in the Niger-Congo
group. Bamileke is not a unique language. It seems that
Bamileke Medumba stems from ancient Egyptian and is a root
language for many other Bamileke variants."

Source: https://nalrc.indiana.edu/doc/....brochures/bamileke.p

Source: NALRC

Peer Reviewed:  The 'kmtjw' Blacks (Egyptians)  knowledge of Astronomy
11 Views · 2 months ago

The celestial sphere is a peer-reviewed study/paper conducted by Dr. Mario Beatty. We will review primary sources of some of the scientific knowledge that the 'kmtjw' Blacks (Egyptians) had observed of celestial objects.

Source: http://www.ankhonline.com/ankh...._num_4_5/ankh_4_5_m_

Picture Source: https://ras.ac.uk/events-and-m....eetings/friends-ras/

Peer Reviewed: Ancient Egyptian and Modern Yoruba : Phonetic Regularity (AO)
9 Views · 2 months ago

Abstract: This exploratory study, according to the linguistic comparative method, tries to show that large numbers of cognate lexical items are available between Egyptian pharaonic language and Modern Yoruba of Nigeria.

Source: http://www.ankhonline.com/ankh...._num_16/ankh_16_t_ob

Peer Reviewed: Linguistic analysis confirms that "ALLAH" genuinely has Semitic origins
10 Views · 2 months ago

The Arabic word 'Allah' is a Semitic innovation being that it's limited linguistically to the Semitic languages. The Arabic word 'Allah' has also already been reconstructed according to numerous scientific linguistic peer-reviewed journals. This reconstruction is based on accurate phonological linguistic methodology already displayed in academic scientific settings. The actual scientific journal in which an actual Semitic linguistic specialist published. He clearly states just as I state that the term is already reconstructed using the principles of the linguistic methodology of being cognate in the Semitic languages, Aramaic, Hebrew, Arabic, Ugaritic, (Old Semitic) Akkadian, thus the limits would be the Semitic sphere and would be scientifically IMPOSSIBLE to be of African origin. Dr. Klitz stated the linguistic evidence proves that 'Allah' is strictly Semitic.

Not only linguistic but the oldest Arabic term for 'Allah' can be attested and found in actual Semitic inscriptions dating to 1CE, view Dr. Klitz linguistic paper pg. 35. This is material evidence that the term is strictly Semitic and used also in Semitic inscriptions and not just spoken but also written language. Review Dr. Klitz's paper, the source below. We need more actual scientific writers for journals. Anybody can make a YouTube video, that means nothing, but how about putting your ideas to paper, using correct methodology then publishing your work to be scientifically peer-reviewed.

Journal Source:
Dr. David Klitz
Qualified Semitic Linguist

Der Islam
Journal of the History and Culture of the Middle East

Article Link

Cover pic:
Name of Allāh written in Arabic calligraphy by 17th-century Ottoman artist Hâfız Osman

Peer Reviewed: Nubians and Southern Egyptians Genomes  NOT included in Genetic Studies of Egypt
6 Views · 2 months ago

This amazing Open Science Framework (OSF) preprint is a response to the Nature genetic submission from Verena J. Schuenemann
https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15694. The response paper is called Ancient Egyptian Genomes from northern Egypt: Further discussion by Jean-Philippe Gourdine, S.O.Y Keita, Jean-Luc Gourdine, and Alain Anselin

The paper states:

" It is not clear why there is an emphasis on ‘sub-Saharan’ when no Saharan or supra-Saharan population 4 samples--empirical or modeled are considered; furthermore, there is no one way to be“sub-Saharan.” In this study, northern tropical Africans, such as lower and upper Nubians and adjacent southern Egyptians and Saharans were not included as comparison groups, as noted by the authors themselves."

Open Science Framework (OSF)

Peer-Reviewed Submission about OSF

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