Reading Resources 

Note: Many of the early resources were suggested and provided by RDH's original research partner Glenn Odom (University of Roehampton), we are grateful for this contribution. Additional books / texts were explored by individuals on the project. We welcome additional suggestions and hope to add to this section over time 

Aké : the years of childhood, Wole Soyinka

Leo Africanus, Amin Maalouf

If you want to learn Early African History START HERE, Robin Walker

The Post-Colonial Studies Reader, edited by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin

The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry edited by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier

Myth Literature and the African World, Wole Soyinka 

Sozaboy, Ken Saro-Wiwa

Nubia: The Rise and Fall of African Empires, Andre Antonio Samuels

The Mali Empire: A Captivating Guide, Captivating History 

African Myths and Legends, J.K. Jackson and Sonia Owonibi 

The "captivating" set of histories have a book on Yoruba Mythology and one on African myth more generally (both by Matt Clayton). 

Human Development in Cultural Context: A Third World Perspective (Cross Cultural Research and Methodology)

The Travels of Ibn Battuta (the return home journey, 1346-1349) 

Bu Me Be, Proverbs of the Akans, Ivor Agyeman-Duah, Peggy Appiah, Kwame Anthony Appiah 

Ubuntu. Life Lessons from Africa, Johann Broodryk

Of Water and the Spirit. Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman, Malidoma Patrice Somé. (Isaac Samuel, Independent Researcher). 

Textile Trade and Industry in the Kingdom of Kongo: 1483-1914  

Essential African Mythology, Ngangar Mbitu & Ranchor Prime 

Maisha ya Mchagga hapa duniani na ahera: The life of a Mchagga here on earth and after death, Mangi Mwitori Petro Itoshi Marealle.

Kintu, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Decolonising African Knowledge, Toyin Falola 

The Destruction of Black Ciivilsation, by Chancellor Williams





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