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“Why the passion to self-identify as “Nubian”?
It is because ‘Nubia’ today denotes not just the geographical region comprising northern Sudan to southern Egypt, it has come to stand for all that has been lost, or stolen, from the historical record of black African contributions to civilization”.
–Wonders of the African World by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The regions of Nubia, Sudan and Egypt are considered by some to be the cradle of civilization. Today the term Nubian has become inclusive of Africans, African Arabs, African Americans and people of color in general.
Along this great river they developed one of the oldest and greatest civilizations in Africa. Until they lost their last kingdom (Christian Nubia) only 5 centuries ago, the Nubians remained the main rival to the other great African civilization, Egypt. (excerpt taken from:http://i-cias.com/e.o/nubians.htm)
I have wrapped myself in my people’s essence, learned to wear Africa’s stole of dark, soft energy like night vapors rising from rain soaked furrows…
— Aneb Kgositsile from “Fourth Decade”
“Things move – black shiny bodies, perfect bodies, bodies of sleek unearthly poise and beauty. Eyes languish, black eyes, – slow eyes, lovely and tender eyes in great formless faces…”
— “The African Presence in Black America” by W.E.B. DuBois
An African Proverb:
“If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family (nation)”
Proverbs are used to deliver messages of inspiration, can illustrate ideas, reinforce arguments, give advice, consolation or celebration. Find out the thoughts behind this proverb.
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