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Monday, March 25, 2013

Ancestors...the birth of one-the passing of another

Today March 25th is the birthday/born day of Toni Cade Bambara author, activist, warrior in the feminist movement, who expanded meaning and understanding to the particular issues affecting women of African descent reflected in her great work, "The Black Woman". Today March 25th, I learned that Chinua Achebe, author of famous work "Things Fall Apart" transitioned at 82 years old. Both Bamabara and Achebe influenced my life and work. I speak their words often, in varied places. In doing so, I feel I am honoring them and their legacy. I will add Achebe's name to names of the ancestors I will recite at the Ritual of Remembrance at Buckroe Beach June 8th. "Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt will always glorfy the hunter." Chinua Achebe "let us tap into that ancestral presence in the waters." Bambara ~~~ Ashe and bless you both!