BRIDGING AN OCEAN, BRIDGING THE GENERATIONS
Two Powerful Afrikan Speakers on one DVD
Mama Marimba Ani & Ifayomi Grant
Filmed at the WordPower International Black Literature Festival in London in 2008; you are in for a treat as you watch powerful presentations, on the topic of Images of Self, by two of the leading Afrikan voices from either side of the Atlantic. During these presentations you will hear a description and analysis of how the Afrikan mind has been colonised, together with ideas for creating psychological and cultural liberation.
Marimba Ani was brought to the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican http://www.africawithin.com/tour/ghana/adinkra_symbols.htmStudies by Dr. John Henrik Clarke in 1974 as she was completing her PhD dissertation at the Graduate Faculty of New School University. She had worked as a field organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Mississippi from 1963 to 1966, and had acted as Director of Freedom Registration for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964 which challenged the all-white Mississippi delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City that summer. Dr. Clarke became her Jegna ("warrior- teacher, intellectual father, ideological influence") as she moved back to New York and into graduate school. It was through his influence that she became committed to Pan Afrikan liberation.
She is the author of the seminal work ‘YURUGU - An Afrikan-centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior. Trenton: Africa World Press, 1994. As well as other scholarly works.
Ifayomi Grant is an author, management consultant and community activist. He has authored six books. Ifayomi has lectured, run workshops and seminars in the UK and overseas on a variety of topics related to the condition of Afrikan people in the UK and around the world. He is chair of ABDF Ltd www.abdf.co.uk , an Afrikan community economic development company which he conceived and co-founded in 1996. He is Vice-Chair and co-founder (in 1998) of the Nottingham Black Families in Education Parent Support Group which provides educational advocacy and support. Ifayomi acts as a volunteer educational advocate and also trains the group’s Jenoch (Mentors). www.nbfe.co.uk
Ifayomi is married to Beverley and they have two children, Jawanza and Abiba.
He can be contacted at
Running time: 124 minutes Price: £10/$16.00