"…admit that when I received your email…I had not read it…One night…tossing and turning…decided to get up,..it was 4 am…I picked up the book, By the time I was able to put it down the sun was up, birds chirping and I was going to be late for work.
Kwa this is one hell of a work. The way that you have written it details the struggle for meaning that we who have never known our names, who have forgotten the message of the ancestors “know thy self” and have learned to praise the ignorance of the oppressive mind who would keep us in perpetual darkness, while ridiculing those who bring a torch, is simply brilliant.
You give us an insight into the struggle I think we who are moderately aware go through trying to be “the MAN” vs the African Man, you illustrate your supposed need for a “position” that would insulate you from the critics you thought you were sure to meet on both sides of the racial divide if you engaged in the work that your heart was telling you to do, but your story shows us that you were responding to a greater urge, and at the same time the power behind that urge was giving you time to learn those tough phycho-spiritual lessons necessary to be able to carry the torch.
Kwa you have got to get this book into the hand of a major publisher. It needs to be disseminated wherever people are living in the cave of delusion and illusion be they black, brown, yellow and yes, white.
Out of all that you have accomplished, perhaps it was to put pen to paper for the purpose of this book.
Peace Brother, put wings on this!"
"Morning Big Brother…Wow!!!
I love ur deep introspection and honest anxieties, your reflections on checking your ego and the way you thread Rites principles and values throughout brought the experience alive through customs and culture; through the personal touch and the solidly researched info about Atonkwa history, Chieftaincy traditions and protocol. Ase!"
-Nene Kwasi Kafele, Toronto Canada.
"Nana…read it the same day it arrived… literally heard your voice in my head…a deeply moving experience…did not fully appreciate the importance of the second story until now…blessed to have been an instrument in its achievement."
-Paul Jeffery, Akron Ohio.
"Wow...only at Chapter 1 till page 24 took me the past few days to digest. Just too powerful a medicine. This is exactly what I needed. Lord have Mercy! You are touching my entire being with almost every word…I needed this so much.
You are unveiling a position and state of mind I think I find myself in. I am totally in awe that these words can speak so deeply, like a father to his son, an elder to his council, a Chief to his people, to unleashing a destiny often overlooked. Already seeing this to be my companion text whilst going through this passage of my life…so powerful.
Ashe, Nana, Asante Sana.
-Earl Erasmus, Cape Town South Africa
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