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Jamaica Anansi Stories, Score Afr Jas

By: M. W . Beckwith

Description: This classic of Jamaican folklore was collected by Martha Warren Beckwith, whose translation of the Hawaiian Creation epic, the Kumulipo, is also at sacred-texts. Beckwith studied under the famous ethnographer Franz Boas, who also encouraged

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The Religious System of the Amazulu, Score Afr Rsa

By: Henry Callaway

Description: This book is composed of a series of interviews conducted by Callaway with Zulu informants, of which only the answers of the natives to Callaway's questions are usually given. As such, it is made up primarily of prose explanations of concepts

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Cerambycidae Angola

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The Wisdom of Rastafari

By: Haile Selassie

Description: This is a short anthology of quotes from Haile Selassie compiled by a Rastafarian group. (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

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Myths and Legends of the Bantu

By: Alice Werner

Description: Closed the kind eyes; nevermore the clasp of the faithful hand. But the clamour and wrath of men are still, where they sweetly rest, And the loved dust is one with the dust of the well-loved land. Earth has taken the wronged and the wronger both to her breast. Cetshwayo sleeps in Inkandhla, Rhodes on Matopo height, Escombe and Osborn alike in the dear Natalian soil. Do they dream? And what dreams are theirs in the hush of the kindly night? Never, since time ...

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Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, Score Afr Fssn

By: Elphinstone Dayrell

Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it ava

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Voodoos and Obeahs Phases of West India Witchcraf, Score Afr Vao

By: Joseph Williams

Description: This companion book to Psychic Phenomena of Jamaica goes into much greater depth as to the New World-African connection, and adds more material about Afro-Carribean religion in Haiti. The primary strength of this work is the careful documenta

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The Negro, Score Afr Dbn

By: W. E. B. Bois

Description: This is a pioneering work on African-American history by the noted activist and scholar, W.E.B. Du Bois. Born in 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War, Du Bois lived until 1963, one year before the March on Washington. He was a fou

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Yoruba Legends, Score Afr Yl

By: M. I. Ogumefu

Description: The Yoruba people are descendants from a variety of West African communities. They are united by Geography, History, Religion and most importantly their Language. Many years ago, before the advent of the West African slave trade, the Yoruba p

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The Royal Parchment Scroll of Black Supremacy, Score Afr Rps

By: F. B. Pettersburg

Description: This is a text from Jamaica, written during the 1920s by a proto-Rastafarian preacher, Fitz Balintine Pettersburg. The text is primarily of historical significance. Along with The Holy Piby, the Royal Parchment Scroll is today recognized as o

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South-african Folk-tales, Score Afr Saft

By: James Honeÿ

Description: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original

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Religion and Myth, Score Afr Ram

By: James MacDonald

Description: This pioneering Victorian study of comparative African religious beliefs, draws on ethnographies, folklore studies, historical and traveler's accounts. Macdonald examines in detail taboos, magic, divination, prophecy, sacrifice, sorcery, sexu

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The Last of the Voudoos, Score Afr Lastvdu

By: Lafcadio Hearn

Description: The Last Of The Voudoos By Lafcadio Hearn From An American Miscellany, Vol. II, (1924) Originally Published In Harper's Weekly, November 7th, 1885. About Author: Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904), known also by the J

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Kaffir Xhosa Folk-lore, Score Afr Xft

By: McCall Geo. Theal

Description: The Xhosa people are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa living in south-east South Africa, and in the last two centuries throughout the southern and central-southern parts of the country. George McCall Theal (11 April 1837 - 17 April 191

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New Orleans Superstitions

By: Lafcadio Hearn

Description: Lafcadio Hearn's observations and writings about the voodoo cultures of New Orleans are a real world taste of superstition at it's best. This book is a compilation of two of his best works on New Orleans superstitions. It's a quick and informative read with lots of dark corners and exciting tales of the supernatural.

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Myths of Ífè, Score Afr Ife

By: John Wyndham

Description: This short book is a translation of some of the myths of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is a history of the creation of the world, the gods, and humanity, and the early days of the sacred city of Ífè, the traditional center of Yoruba cultur

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Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort

By: Richard Edward Dennett

Description: Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort... contains more than 30 traditional stories from French Congo which were collected by the Folklore Society of London.

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Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire, Score Afr We

By: D. D. Houston

Description: This is a pioneering, long-lost, work of Afrocentric history. Drusilla Dunjee Houston, (1876-1941) was a teacher, journalist and self-taught historian. Inspired by W.E.B. DuBois' The Negro, Houston undertook a life-long quest to discover Afri

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Psychic Phenomena of Jamaica, Score Afr Ppj

By: Joseph Williams

Description: The authorship of this book (by a Jesuit ethnologist) makes some of the editorial content suspect. However, the author spent time in the field in Jamaica. His library research was extensive and used rare and unique sources such as contemporar

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The Holy Piby, Score Afr Piby

By: R. A. Rogers

Description: Written by Robert Athlyi Rogers during a time of sweeping racial change in the United States, The Holy Piby, or 'The Black Man's Bible,' speaks directly to the Pan-African community at large. Capturing hearts and minds with its message of sel

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