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African Cosmology of the Bantu-Kongo: Tying the Spiritual Knot, Principles of Life & Living

Kimbwandende Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau

Fu-Kiau Bunseki, Ph.D. is one of the great scholars of the African religion, a native and genuine practitioner of the Kongo spiritual tradition, and intiated in three "secret societies" (Lemba, Khimba and Kimpasi). Lemba is the foundation for several African based religious practices including Palo Mayombe (Cuba), Vodou Petro (Haiti) and Candomble Angola (Brasil). This book explores the Bantu-Kongo religious and philosophical teachings, as well as concepts of law and crime. It connects the reader with one of the most ancient and powerful spiritual traditions; explore "seven-direction walk" our origin and links to society, nature and the universe.

Death and the Invisible Powers: The World of Kongo Belief

Simon Bockie

Rich in anecdote and case histories, Death and the Invisible Powers is a personal account of the spiritual life of the Kongo people. It describes the ancient traditions that nourish a culture whose name symbolizes the heart of Central Africa.

Dictionary and grammar of the Kongo language

William Holman Bentley

English translation of Kikongo words with some grammar and common phrases

Rituals of Resistance: African Atlantic Religion in Kongo & The Lowcountry South


In Rituals of Resistance Jason R. Young explores the religious and ritual practices that linked West-Central Africa with the Lowcountry region of Georgia and South Carolina during the era of slavery.

The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver

best-selling novel about a missionary family, the Prices, who in 1959 move from the U.S. state of Georgia to the village of Kilanga in the Belgian Congo, close to the Kwilu River

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