Afrikan Wisdom



Social Sciences


Valerie Mason-John

North Atlantic

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Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Page Count: 384

New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond

A spiritual, political, and interdisciplinary anthology of wisdom stories from Black liberation leaders and teachers.

Afrikan Wisdom represents an intersectional, cross-pollinated exploration of Black life–past, present, and future. Award-winning author and editor Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara)’s collection of 34 essays–written by an eclectic and inspirational group of Black thought leaders and teachers–reflects on the unique and multilayered experience of being Black in the world today.

This anthology instills in readers the knowledge, awareness, validation, and spiritual tools necessary to nurture both individual and collective liberation. It is both an inspiration and a motivation for Black readers, as well as anyone else interested in reading about emerging spiritual voices. Topics include:
• African and Afro-Diasporan cultures, histories, spiritualities, art, music, and literature
• Black radical traditions of liberation and consciousness
• Anticolonialism and antislavery
• Buddhist philosophy
• Social and environmental justice
• The prison industrial complex and mass incarceration
• (Kemetic) yoga, healing, and mindfulness
• Intersections with Indigenous cultures
• Addiction and recovery
• Transgenerational trauma

Valerie Mason-John

Valerie Mason-John is the award winning author of 8 books. Her debut novel won the Mind Book of the Year Award. She co-edited the award winning Canadian anthology, The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, and co-authored the ground breaking award winning book Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction. Valerie also edited and co-wrote the first two books to document the lives of African and Asian Lesbians in Britain. She is currently working on a new collection of poetry, and a new book on the theme of the wheel of addiction.
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