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by. Marimba Ani. · Rating details · ratings · 17 reviews. Yurugu removes the mask from the European facade and thereby reveals the inner workings of. Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European by Marimba Ani Yurugu removes the mask from the European facade and thereby reveals.

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The same with Christianity.

Juta and Company Ltd. We have lost our strength as a people. So interaction and complementarity are important. Sep 25, Asis Kazi rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Yuruguplease sign up. This relates further with the lack of spirituality that Europeans have. They gurugu the first civilizations thousands of years ago and they suffered the pain of the Maafa.

Another equally important universal reality is that there are many, many different cultures in the world and each of them is unique. Leopold is one of many. 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. To understand the European worldview, we have to understand the African worldview what African Blood Siblings calls Originalism.

Notes on Marimba Ani’s “Yurugu” Lecture – African Blood Siblings

All people, all over the world, throughout history have shared in common the fact that they belong to a culture of origin. Subsequent Philosophers develop his ideas. The Africana human condition and global dimensions. Jan 10, Shaaf Matin rated it it was amazing. Constantine says that God chose him to conquer. Africans also had more important roles for their women. When he did create things, yuurugu created things incompletely. You yurutu to describe things from your cultural viewpoint.


This is the basis of European hierarchies. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: All action repulses and attracts. They did not have the freedom to affirm their cultural heritage. Joseph Zoboi rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Hindsight of abstract thinking We’ll only be proclaimed out of necessity.

No trivia or quizzes yet. You are commenting using your WordPress. A critique of the west through an afrocentric lense.

Dr. Marimba Ani : An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior

That is the spirit of our people. In essence then it was the mediocrity, unfit for African people, which brought us together and can make us build for our people yurygu better tomorrow. According to Ani’s model, the utamawazo of European culture “is structured by ideology and bio-cultural experience”, and its utamaroho or marijba force is domination, reflected in all European-based structures and the imposition of Western values and civilisation on peoples around the world, destroying cultures and languages in the name of progress.

For instance, the Romans went to others to say they can become Roman citizens, though Romans would maintain the power. Therefore the thinking part is better than the feeling part. Of eight villages with a population of over 3, only ten persons were left.


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Their Asili is imbalanced—and not in harmony with the Universe. African traditions are elevated as higher in spirituality and mentality.

It is that spirit that connects us to our Afrikan roots. This brings us to their definition of progress, which we as African people emulate: ,arimba European Philosophers are largely connected to these atrocities because they permit the worldview that allows these atrocities. Retrieved July 4, She uses an example where Bush sends troops into Sudan to feed children.

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

We now have that choice. Thus they constantly try to subdue nature and their emphasis is on confrontation and destruction. Thus she developed concepts from the African world-view. To insure it will not happen again. Please ask any questions that come to mind Cancel reply Enter your comment here Ani mari,ba us to yufugu this on a fundamental level.

Dec 11, Saad added it Recommends it for: The question comes to Black missionary work. Male and Female parts which represent the whole being.