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by Clyde W. Ford


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African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our .

African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the movi In this remarkable book, Clyde Ford restores to us the lost treasure of African mythology, bringing to life the ancient tales and showing why they matter so much to us today. African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection.

African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our .

In this remarkable book, Clyde Ford restores to us the lost treasure of African mythology, bringing to life the ancient tales and showing why they matter so much to us today.

Clyde W. Ford helps us to connect to African mythology on so many levels. It is encouraging and illuminating to finally see African mythology treated in the manner that it deserves: as vital as those of any other culture. He demonstrates the importance of myth for centering our lives and providing focus for living. His discussion of the meaning and role of myth in the preface is worth the price of the book alone. African myths are given their rightful place in the world! By Thriftbooks. com User, February 18, 1999.

AN AFRICAN FACE African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the cre-J. Ford, Clyde W. The hero with an african face : mythic wisdom of traditional Africa I Clyde W. Ford. tion of the world, the hero's j ourney, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. from Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. p. em. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Discovering a deeply meaningful African myth is like finding an old snapshot of. .

Discovering a deeply meaningful African myth is like finding an old snapshot of myself in a place long forgotten. He is the author of three previous books: Where Healing Waters Meet: Touching Mind and Emotion Through the Body; Compassionate Touch: The Body's Role in Healing and Recovery; and We Can All Get Along: 50 Steps You Can Take to Help End Racism. He currently lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Author: Clyde W. Kids Book of Wisdom: Quotes from the African American Tradition . Nyansapo (The Wisdom Knot): Toward an African Philosophy of Education (African Studies (Routledge (Firm)).

In this remarkable book, Clyde Ford restores to us the lost treasure of African mythology, bringing to life the ancient tales and showing why they matter so much to us today.African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection.  From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives.  From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans.  The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny.These and other important African myths show us the history of African Americans in a new light--as a hero's journey, a courageous passage to a hard-won victory.  The Hero with an African Face enriches us all by restoring this vital tradition to the world.

Comments: (7)

Hamrl
This is an excellent book to connect to your ancestors and to learn your history. The stories and mythology is amazing. I am so glad I bought this book. I recommend it to anyone who wants to wake-up and understand our connection to the universe,to the past, present and the future. To fully understand who the hero is. A book that is a 10 plus for me. Dua and Namaste
Wafi
I’ve been very interested in finding out more about the history and way of life of my African ancestors. This book is a good read and dwells on the many myths and folklore tales that African ancestors had with regards to creation, the journey of the different heroes in each story from across the continent. I appreciated the author’s occasional personal stories and anecdotes input in the book.
A wonderful read!
Fesho
Should be required reading in our schools. Mr. Ford has written an enlightening book that answers the many questions pondered by americans of African origin. So many things explained prompted me to write "The Aha!" in the margin. Superb work. Thank you.
Hinewen
Well written and approachable text.
Marr
I'd recommend this book to any one seeking the understanding of African myths and there relationship to today's issues and tomorrow future.
Tygokasa
a great book
Qulcelat
The last paragraph of the book is in my day timer as a reminder of who I am, where I came from and why and how I will always be. Ford's view of the African American story as an epic journey is liberating. He contrasts the intimacy between African diety and the common person with the separation between the western God or Goddess and their subjects. As someone who is struggling to understand the deepening division of black and white in US culture, I find this book very helpful in clarifying our root cultural differences. This also is a wonderful book to give a young person who is away from home or struggling with the questions of identity. As someone who has worked with children in multiracial families (particularly adopted children) who are struggling with a sense of place, I wish I'd had this book a long time ago.
Clyde W. Ford helps us to connect to African mythology on so many levels. It is encouraging and illuminating to finally see African mythology treated in the manner that it deserves: as vital as those of any other culture. He demonstrates the importance of myth for centering our lives and providing focus for living. His discussion of the meaning and role of myth in the preface is worth the price of the book alone.
The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa download epub
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Author: Clyde W. Ford
ISBN: 0553378686
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam (January 4, 2000)
Pages: 258 pages