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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Yurugu by Marimba Ani. Yurugu removes the mask from the European facade and thereby reveals the inner workings of global white supremacy.

Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Yurugu , please sign up. Does it come as an ebook? See 1 question about Yurugu…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 11, CC rated it it was amazing Shelves: perpetual-reference , projects. It's hard to find; I lucked out with an interlibrary loan program connected to a few universities.

It is absolutely worth reading, though, to be fair, written academically and demanding a thorough familiarity with Western history and philosophies. It also would have scared the crap out of me, being a white man raised in the European mindset and tradition, as of two years ago.

It is not racist or reactionary but it does mercilessly reveal the workings of European "thought and behavior" per non-Europeans. If you are willing to read this, do so. So far it's one of the most thorough books I've read around the de-construction and analysis of western philosophy, exposing many of the reasons and causes for circumstances experienced by people of color today and the ruling mass minority.

Sep 27, Michelle rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone I would be interested in. With its searingly accurate description of the insanity of European culture and behavior -- this book provides the best reality-check I have ever seen in writing.

Brilliant, accurate, detailed, conceptually extraordinary, this is in my view a must-read for anyone who wants to put words to what we're inside and the details of its wrongness.

May 10, Mark added it. An amazing breakdown of the ideological substrate of current and past European cultural hegemony. Aug 01, Ty G rated it it was amazing. A building is made of bricks you see individual brick you register in your mind a brick is strong a brick become synonymous with strength.

Thinking in the abstract What is a brick what's the composition of molecules to make a brick. So someone rearrange elements that are found naturally on the earth. Taking for granite the molecule are composed in such a way that they match the natural strength of Earth rocks. Composition of molecules to make something like a earth rock.

Hindsight of abstract thinking We'll only be proclaimed out of necessity. If the house falls down and kills you. To insure it will not happen again. Measurements will be taking for the attempt to match the molecule configuration of a earth rock. Layman's Terms this was recorded through the Samaritan laws dating back six thousand years this is why I use the brick as an allergy of abstract thought.

The origins of European aggression Why build a house out of brick as opposed to fetch which around the world for years has been used as temporary and permanent shelters. I decree that it was aggression from abstract self survival thought and not the environment of nature in all its abundant forum ranging from weather to wild animals As the first Europeans gave birth to aggressive abstract thought.

According to anthropolog and Logic you would not develop aggression to fight nature only to fight other human beings. So the escalation of fortress, weapons and the caste system. Define as anti-human behavior. Comes from the necessity immoral acts to be performed in accordance with aggressive behavior.

European aggressive behavior was to birth an ideal of a race first described and define by skin color. In the modern age. Jul 13, James Hall rated it it was amazing. Absolutely Powerful!!!!

Analyzes the rise of Europe and its impact on people of color. Apr 07, Tommy added it. Eye opener. Aug 30, J. This book is everything! A critique of the west through an afrocentric lense. She used very specific concepts from Swahili, to help drive her points home and provide the structure for what she's proposing. She does veer off into conspiracy theories about homosexuality and HIV but given h This book is everything! Doesn't mean I accept or forgive it, but given the history, I understand why some black people do harbor these beliefs unfortunately, especially in response to oppression.

It is very thorough. A long read but it is very much worth it. May 23, Alisa rated it it was amazing. In order to move beyond racism, we have to separate out the development of modern European culture. This books takes out the emotion to help understand the phenomena of how one group of people were able to dominate the world. Through comparing to other cultural paradigms, it raises the consciousness of the reader and take a responsibility of what aspects of all cultures are important to practice to move forward in a more harmonized, just, and spiritual way; if we are willing.

Apr 21, Olivia rated it really liked it. In this book Christianity is seen in terms of race African traditions are elevated as higher in spirituality and mentality. I think it is a neat history resource without the bias religious views. View 1 comment. Jan 10, Shaaf Matin rated it it was amazing. Enlightening psychological historical look at our zeitgeist. A great read. Ubuntu - I am because we are. May 28, Joe Jones rated it it was amazing. A must-read for Africans and non-Africans alike. Jul 23, Siddiqtb added it.

My college prof Sep 25, Asis Kazi rated it it was amazing Shelves: bring-it-all-together. It is a Mandatory read!!!! Dec 11, Saad added it Recommends it for: black folks. View 2 comments. Feb 13, Frank seven marked it as to-read Recommended to Frank by: frank mccraw sr, m. Taj rated it it was amazing Aug 21, Anders rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Marlena Okechukwu rated it really liked it Feb 08,


Yurugu: An African-centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior

This adds to a collective false sense of equality, and reinforces the trap of consensus in the art world. This time Natasha A. Kelly looks at how the title still proves relevant in understanding the continuity and centrality of racist thoughts and racial myths in Germany and Europe. Amma, the supreme God of the Dogon people of West Africa, created all beings according to the universal principle of complementarity. In one case, however, a male existence named Yurugu did not want to wait for the completion of his full formation process. Instead, he arrogantly competed with Amma, which resulted in his spirit being incomplete. They are brought together in the asili , the root principle of the culture.


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By Dr. Marimba Ani. All people, all over the world, throughout history have shared in common the fact that they belong to a culture of origin. That is a universal reality. Another equally important universal reality is that there are many, many different cultures in the world and each of them is unique.


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