The African Book of Names (Paperback)

5,000+ Common and Uncommon Names from the African Continent

By Askhari Johnson Hodari Ph. D.

Hci, 9780757307799, 343pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2009

List Price: 14.95*
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From an author who adopted an African name as an adult, comes the most all-inclusive book of African names.

The African Book of Names: 5,000+ Common and Uncommon Names from the African Continent offers readers names organized by theme from 37 countries and at least 70 different ethnolinguistic groups. Destined to become a classic keepsake, The African Book of Names shares in depth insight about the spiritual, social, and political importance of names from Angola to Zimbabwe. The most far-reaching book on the subject, this timely, informative resource guide vibrates with the culture of Africa and encourages Blacks across the world to affirm their African origins by selecting African names. In addition to thousands of names from north, south, east, central and west Africa, the book shares:

- A checklist of dos and don'ts to consider when choosing a name - A guide to conducting your own African-centered naming ceremony - A 200-year naming calendar