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Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect by Lorenzo Dow Turner
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“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
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Afrocentrism by Stephen Howe
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Afrocentrism by Stephen Howe
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Rather than follow Mr. Howe's orgy of ad hominem attacks on what he understands to be "Afrocentrism" and "Afrocentrist", one should examine Mr. Howe's UNSTATED PREMISE.
If we remove the layers of scholarly rhetoric, if we take away all of the camoufla
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The Cross of Redemption by James     Baldwin
“Every white person in this country-and I do not care what he or she says-knows one thing. They may not know, as they put, "what I want",but they know they would not like to be black here.
If they know that, then they know everything they need to know, and whatever else they say is a lie.”
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The Cross of Redemption by James     Baldwin
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Baldwin's Harlem by Herb Boyd
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Herb Boyd gives us a gossipy biography of Baldwin that somehow works.
Boyd is sure to deeply confuse, offend and anger those who take into
consideration "the white gaze" -as Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison so delicately puts it.
Boyd seems to unconscious
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Egyptology Today by Richard H. Wilkinson
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Around and around they go, caught in the grip of a failed theory....
Egyptology Today is a collection of essays edited by Dr. Richard H. Wilkinson.

To be more precise, one could say it is a volume of essays written by profoundly Euro centric scholars
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Paul Robeson by Martin Duberman
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“Every white person in this country-and I do not care what he or she says-knows one thing. They may not know, as they put, "what I want",but they know they would not like to be black here.
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