Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan
From Afrikan Captives to Insane Slaves
Despite his undeniable strengths as a great orator and his reputation as a master-teacher, many consider Yosef ben-Jochannan’s writing style difficult. FROM AFRIKAN CAPTIVES to INSANE SLAVES, however, is clearly one of Dr. Ben’s most accessible works — forceful, driving, no-nonsense, rich in scholarship, and compact. And according to the powerful and incisive introduction by distinguished Afrikan poet-writer Kiarri T-H. Cheatwood, this book is also one of the great scholar’s five or six most important. Based on the simple and straightforward premise that trying to address, much less solve, the mental health crisis facing Afrikan people worldwide — and in the United States in particular — without a profound and active understanding of holistic Afrikan history is nonsense at best and dishonest at worse, this book is vital to the saving and restitution of a woefully fragmented race.