Trafford Publishing: Rising of an African Spirit (part 2)

Back from the Dead by Trafford Publishing author Knox Mahlaba

Back from the Dead by Trafford Publishing author Knox Mahlaba

Welcome back to Trafford Publishing Authorai??i??s Corner. In part one of Knox Mahlabaai??i??s blog contribution, Mahaba shared the inspiration and reason behind his anthology of poems, Back from the Dead: the Rising of an African Spirit. It is evident that the labelling of a certain group is far too objective, to the point that negative ideologies and perceptions are common beliefs throughout society.

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In this final installment, Mahlaba stresses that by personally identifying oneself with heritage, culture and oneai??i??s own society, many beneficial outcomes are realized, including the moderation of racism in society. Furthermore, the ability and desire of children to construct a positive view of themselves based on comparisons with other groups assumes positive social identity development in a subjective form.Ai??Ai?? Ai??

 

 

In my current anthology I have included poems that speak specifically to African American experience, identity and slavery: ai???I am a Khafreai???, ai???Cotton Pickersai???, ai???Cried Within My Soulai???, ai???Shacklesai???and tributes to Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Biko and Nelson Mandela.

 

It was pleasing the other day Buy generic celebrex no prescription to hear the First Lady of The United States of America, Michelle Obama, tell the world that ai???the blood of Africa runs through my veinsai???. Her unrehearsed words will never be forgotten by young children all over the world because she affirmed their reality and endorsed it ai??i?? they will no longer be ashamed of the drum of Africa that beats from within.

 

It is very important going forward that the world interacts with the positive contribution that Africa has made to civilisation and her emphasis of Buy zestril cheap nurturing the human spirit above all else.

 

ai???I am a Khafreai??? specifically addresses the need for Africaai??i??s children to define themselves in their own terms; this poem was inspired by the Richard Sherman ai???thugai??i?? incident and highlights the universal need for people to be allowed to define themselves instead of being labelled by others.

 

Khafre was an Egyptian King who is depicted by The Sphinx and is also known as Khafra, Greek Chephren (flourished 26th century BC), Khafra or Khafre was an ancient Egyptian king of 4th dynasty during the Old Kingdom. He was the son of Khufu and the throne successor of Djedefre.

ai???Carved from a single rock, the Sphinx was a portrait of the Black Pharaoh Khafre (Cephren). The blatant, undeniable evidence of Black African achievement blew off the Africoid nose and part of the lips with cannon fire! Reporting on the ai???riddleai??? of the racial identity of the ancient Egyptians, Count C. Volney, a distinguished French scholar who visited Egypt in the late 1700’s, wrote with astonishment ai???…when I visited the Sphinx, its appearance gave me the key to the riddle. Beholding that head typically Negro in all its features…ai??? He later added ai???…the Egyptians were true Negroes of the same type as all native-born Africans.ai??? The Sphinxai??i??s broad nose and full lips are evident in an early drawing of the Sphinx as it was found in the 19th century.

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The willful and systematic destruction of Africoid art has also occurred in the Americas, Asia and India: Inscriptions and hieroglyphics are defaced or bleached, noses are shot off or chiseled down, confusing nomenclatures are pasted over the evidence, photos are taken from misleading angles or filters, and some evidence is outright destroyed. Europeans replaced the African inscriptions with new ones that credited themselves for the achievement.ai???

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(From Blacked Out Through Whitewash (1992) Part I: Exposing the Greatest Cover- ups in ai???His-Storyai??? by: Suzar).

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I think he, Khafre, is the reason Arabs and Europeans refer to Africans as Kafirs/Kaffers Order alavert coupon (non believers) and all along this term has been received in a negative way, when it actually confirms our historical link to Egypt/Kemet!

 

Going forward I do intend to investigate the Egyptian Dynasty closer by possibly writing a book or a series of books Kemetic lineage.

 

I intend publishing another anthology with an erotica twist next year to appease erotica lovers and highlight the need to promote love and marriage within our communities.

 

 

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