Afrikan mothers : bearers of culture, makers of social change

Dove, Nah

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  • Creator Nah Dove
  • Format Books
  • Publication Albany : State University of New York Press, [1998] ©1998
  • Physical Details
    • xviii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780791438817, 0791438813, 9780791438824, 0791438821
  • OCLC ocm37976041


  • "This book highlights the integrity of some Afrikan mothers who, under European domination within the United States and the United Kingdom, have used their own experience as a foundation for understanding the impact of cultural imposition on their children's lives. Most of these mothers have chosen to place their children in school environments that will educate their children about their cultural roots, in order that their cultural memory and knowledge of Afrikan people will be handed down intergenerationally. This book looks sensitively at the herstories of women who are undergoing their own process of transformation and offers insights into the historical and continuing struggle of Afrikan people as a cultural entity living within European-oriented societies."--BOOK JACKET.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250) and index.


  • 1. Methods of Research -- 2. A Context for the U.K. Herstories -- 3. The Herstories of Afrikan Mothers in the United Kingdom -- 4. A Context for the U.S. Herstories -- 5. The Herstories of Afrikan Mothers in the United States -- 6. Herstories of Mothers Who Do Not Send Their Children to Sankofa School -- 7. An Analysis of the Mother's Experiences -- 8. Afrikan Intellectualism as a Basis for Institution Building
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