KMT: In the House of Life by Ayi Kwei Armah

Mourning a lost friend, Lindela, the narrator of KMT, Ayi Kwei Armah’s seventh novel, plunges into history, seeking meaning in life’s flow. Loving companions – an Egyptologist and two traditionalists – show... Read more »

The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D. by Chancellor Williams

The Destruction of Black Civilization took Chancellor Williams sixteen years of research and field study to compile. The book was written at a time when many African students, educators, and scholars were starting... Read more »

Remembering the Dismembered Continent by Ayi Kwei Armah

1885, Berlin: European and American globalizers set up colonies that impoverished Africans by exporting raw resources to fuel European and American prosperity. 1960s: “Independent” Africa’s rulers, far from uniting Africa to create... Read more »

Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah

As we read Ayi Kwei Armah Two Thousand Seasons, two things immediately came to our minds: Akala’s track from his The Thieves Banquet album “Maangamizi”[1]Being so moved by this book, C-101 editors... Read more »

The West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite by Chinweizu

Chinweizu Ibekwe’s classic The West and the Rest of Us, is widely referenced and suggested as essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the dialectics of the development of western civilization,... Read more »

Africans at the Crossroads: African World Revolution by John Henrik Clarke

In this collection of writings by John Henrik Clarke, is an extensive and potent analysis of the necessity for African people to have power in the world. He contextualizes historical and current... Read more »