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Prof. Fritz Pointer, Author.Educator A Passion to Liberate La Guma's S Africa

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Prof Fritz Pointer is engaged in African Studies and African American History at a time when it is critical to increase and improve our knowledge of self in the African American Community. Knowing ur histORY and the history of our people is not just for self improvement but for survival.  "A Passion to Liberate - La Guma's South Africa is necessary reading. This book turns our attention to a man whose work helped to expose Apartheid and to extol the noble struggles of those who opposed one of the most hateful, white supremacist, and racist systems the world has ever known. It is about a man who turned personal and collective abuse and pain into art, risked his life, and suffered exile from his homeland to create works of enduring value.

Prof. Pointer's latest release is African Oral Epic: Praising the Deeds of a Mythic Hero 2013

Professor Pointer is the first person to offer an English translation of the Epic of Kambili, an African heroic myth. The book is careful to point out that this text deserves to be read by myth scholars and shows that the literary tradition of epic myth-telling extends to Africa through its oral folklore. The author argues that the story should be treated as an epic myth that was pieced together by different authors over several centuries, which may or may not have been the result of observing real events. It may have been an imaginative narrative representing cultural norms with verbal symbolism, thereby putting it in a different tradition to the European epics, while also showing similar conventions of genre. 

Music featured tonight Hugh Masekela and Sade

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