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Nigger: A Divine Origin

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The big question is Why is it o.k. for Blacks to use the 'N' word and not others? Amidst this controversial dialogue, the author Shaba Shabaka introduces a surprising and enlightening point of view on the origin of the 'N' word. She has researched the hieroglyphic writings and other historical texts as well as incorporated empirical linguistic evidence to support her thesi ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 25th 2003 by WT Gregory Publishing Company
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Sidney Davis
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: igbonomics
October 2000

What I love about myself, is that I’m a niGer.

Nigger,

I remember as a kid seeing mother looking in the mirror, fixing her hair and singing this song. It was adapted from a popular jingle from a Clairol commercial for hair dye:

“It is true niggers have more fun?
Oh, com’on and be a nigga, a Lady Clairol nigga,
com’on and be a nigga, a Lady Clairol nigga
is it true niggers have more fun?”

Now in the original it was,
Is it true blondes have more fun?
A Lady Clairol blonde....that's silky
...more
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Jul 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: africentric
The book makes the premise that if the core elements of the n word directly originated in the minds of African people to describe their own eternal divine dignity in ancient days, then it remains a divine word with the power to reconnect Black people with their godly essence today. It’s a good argument, but I disagree. I believe that the word has been so horribly and thoroughly mangled, distorted, corrupted, debased, tainted, sullied, tarnished, spoiled, polluted, and contaminated by the past 40 ...more
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