Faith of our Fathers An Examination of the Spiritual Life of African and African-American People

Faith of our Fathers An Examination of the Spiritual Life of African and African-American People

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FAITH OF OUR FATHERS: An Examination of the Spiritual Life of African and African-American People

Mumia Abu-Jamal

From the founding legends of Abyssinia's royal house to the hidden "hush harbors" of black captives in the America's southland, Mumia Abu-Jamal presents a moving portrayal of black faith over thespan of 500 years.

In this book, his first work of history, the acclaimed essayist pens a probing panorama of the spiritual life of African people, who, dispensed from their motherland, molded alove of freedom into religious practice andresistanceto racist tyranny.


"Mumia Abu Jamal has always embodied both political courage and moral commitment to his people and to all humanity. That deep spiritual vision is richly reflected inFaith of Our Fathers. For one who has been unjustly imprisoned for so many years to retain faith is remarkable enough in itself. Butto produce such a work of stunning insight and thoughtful research, as Mumia has done, is truly inspiring."