This is a continuation of the discussion of the person as multiple selves common in Kmtyw ‘Afrikan=Black’ thought throughout space and time, classical and contemporary.
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Week 2: Concepts of The Person: The Person as a Multiple Selves
- The Multiple Selves of African Thought
- The Destiny or Spiritual Double
- The Soul or Breath
- The Heart
- The Ancestral Guardian
- The Shadow
Reading: Kamalu, C. (1998). Person, Divinity and Nature. London: Karnak House., pp. 51-76.
Supplementary Readings: Fu-Kiau, K. K. B. (1991). Self-Healing Power and Therapy. Baltimore, MD: Black Classic Press., pp. 43-106.
Ephirim-Donkor, A. (2011). African Spirituality: On Becoming Ancestors. University Press of America, Incorporated., pp. 49-80.
Obenga, T. (2004). African philosophy: The Pharaonic period, 2780-330 B.C. Popenguine, Senegal: Per Ankh., pp. 383-404.
Wilson, A. N. (Producer). (1993, 2 April 2016). Blueprint for Black power: A moral, political, and economic imperative for the twenty-first century. [Lecture]