Marcus and the Amazons in Kenya!

A deep joy comes into my heart when I see children enjoying my books. I had an even greater joy when I saw children at the G-Rockers Center in Kawangware, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Kenya, reading from Marcus and the Amazons.

I hope the teachers will take the time to teach the children about the namesake of the hero, Marcus Garvey, whose life was livicated, according to his son, Dr. Julius Garvey to these principles: "A sense of identity, self-reliance, unity/nationhood, entrepreneurship, education in the physical and psychological sciences, and spirituality based on the Father/Motherhood of God and the brother/sisterhood of woman/man. The principles that Garvey outlined in was a philosophy, theology, psychology and social action plan that could be applied by all people in any location." 

Marcus Garvey understood poverty and worked his whole life to eradicate this evil from the lives of Africans and New World Africans. His writings in "African Fundamentalism," Course of African Philosophy, and The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey as Mwariama Kamau has stated, "through reasoned arguments and a methodical examination of our condition, offers an inspiring worldview and compelling prescription for empowerment."

Give thanks to the organizers of the Anancy Festival, Andrea Shaw and Xavier Murphy, and especially to Zubair Mohammed of G-Rockers Center for bringing not only Anancy, but also Marcus, home.

"Never let the children cry, or you got to tell Jah-Jah why"~Bob Marley,"Trench Town Rock."



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