The Quest For Spiritual Transformation

Introduction to Traditional Akan Religion, Rituals and Practices

by Nana Akua Kyerewaa Opokuwaa



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/23/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9780595350711
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9780595797776

About the Book

Are you searching for a spiritual path that speaks to your cultural identity? Are you curious about the connection of the African-American experience to ancient African culture and spirituality?

The Quest for Spiritual Transformation: An Introduction to Traditional Akan Religion, Rituals, and Practices is an important contribution to the exploration of cultural approaches to healing the mind, body, and spirit. Author Nana Opokuwaa clearly illustrates the connection between the traditions and beliefs of Africans born in the Diaspora to the ancient customs of the Akans. Her writing style exhibits a special sensitivity and compassion that shows appreciation for the reader's need for guidance. Opokuwaa's approach to explaining the Akan Akom Tradition brings clarity to the complicated practices associated with African religion in the Diaspora.

In addition to seven study guides meant to serve as discussion points within your organization, group of friends, or for yourself, this book includes a list of references to enlighten you about Akan culture, customs, and traditions. There is a glossary of Twi words, with which readers may not be familiar, utilized in the book and an index for readily available reference. In the follow-up to Akan Protocol: Remembering the Traditions of Our Ancestors, Opokuwaa continues her effort to share information about the ancient traditions and customs of the Akans of Ghana, West Africa.

About the Author

Nana Akua Kyerewaa Opokuwaa is a traditional Akan Priest (AFSANI) and a Queenmother in Ghana. The author of Akan Protocol: Remembering the Traditions of Our Ancestors, she resides in Washington DC.