OBAATAN (aw-bah'-ah-tahn) is the name of our nhoma (book) defining Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) Womanhood. OBAATAN - Afuraitkaitnit Womanhood introduces a comprehensive set of seven principal values defining what it means to be an Afuraitkaitnit obaatan (African woman). The e-book version of OBAATAN is a free download below. We also have the soft-cover version available.
OBAATAN is also the name of our workshop for Afuraitkaitnit females from 13 years old and up through adulthood. The principal values and their functional applications detailed in our publication form the basis of our workshop. Moreover, the soft-cover version of OBAATAN - Afuraitkaitnit Womanhood is free for all registrants and is distributed during the workshop.
The wisdom of Afuraitkaitnit women who carry the energy complexes of the various Abosom (Deities) governing the seven-day week and thus the seven principal values of OBAATAN informed the seven chapters of this book. These values are enshrined by the Ancestresses of our great matriclans and transmitted to each woman.
We have taught these principal values of OBAATAN in various settings and have seen the eagerness with which Afuraitkaitnit females embrace them, young and old, including those whom are mis-labeled 'at-risk' or 'lost' by this society.
The principal values of OBAATAN are rooted in Amansesew, Amammere and Nanasom: Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit Nationbuilding/Restoration, Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit Ancestral Culture and Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit Ancestral Religion. They function as a synthesis of the values incorporated through our: PTAH SASETEM
The workshop is free and registration is required.
Registration is open to Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) only.
Please contact us for inquiries, registration and upcoming workshops.
We will also have a free video series wherein we examine the entire book similar to our workshop format for those Afuraitkaitnit young women and adults who are not able to attend a workshop. The video series in concert with the free e-book download allows us to reach our Afuraitkaitnit young women and adults wherever they are in the country:
Over the past nine years we have been able to realign the thoughts, intentions and actions of Afuraitkaitnit young women and adults through the seven principal values of OBAATAN. Now that we have published OBAATAN in book form, it will be their own personal manual of womanhood. One reading of this publication will transform the focus and behavior of our young and adult women forever.
The seven principal values of womanhood delineated in OBAATAN are aligned with the energy and character of the Abosom (Deities) who animate the solar, lunar and planetary bodies which govern the seven days of our Ancestral Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) week. It is thus a holistic set of principal values which governs every aspect of being and behavior - biological, emotional, mental, psychological, cultural, communal and spiritual - and provides the Afuraitkaitnit woman with an opportunity and a focal point to refine herself, her character, her work ethic, her relationships, her educational development, entrepreneurial spirit and more each of the seven days of the week throughout the course of her life.
The benefits of such focus for the Afuraitkaitnit woman herself, for the Afurakani (African) man, for their family and for our community as a whole are realized immediately and perpetually. The embrace of these principal values within the spirit of the person allows the Afuraitkaitnit woman to navigate her way through all facets of a racist society and avoid and overcome the pitfalls and traps which lead to incarceration, drug addiction, moral degeneration and death.
We have made the e-book version of OBAATAN a free download because we recognize that every Afuraitkaitnit female should have this manual of womanhood in her possession, irrespective of her financial position at the moment. This is also why all of our workshops and videos are free.
Moreover, we have instituted a NOKWAREFO - Distributor Option for any Afuraitkaitnit female who would like to become self-employed as a distributor of our soft-cover books (we have published 27 books to date including OBAATAN). In this manner we assist our people in becoming entrepreneurs immediately - no matter what their past work history is.
We have proven that we can transform the lives of Afuraitkaitnit women right where they are - right now. We do not have the luxury to wait and hope for change to materialize. Every single day is an opportunity for thousands of our Afuraitkaitnit young women and adults to be realigned with Order and Balance in thought, intention and action. Those Afuraitkaitnit women who have been impacted by this work also use OBAATAN- Afuraitkaitnit Womanhood to raise up other Afuraitkaitnit young women and adults in various human services programs, educational programs, in-school programs, rites-of-passage groups, recovery groups and more across the country.
OBAATAN - Afuraitkaitnit Womanhood is a manual that should be in the hands of all Afuraitkaitnut of all ages. The e-nhoma (e-book) version is a free download. Click on the image above to download.
The soft-cover version is also available for $9. Go to our NHOMA (publications) page to order OBAATAN as well as our other 26 books and to learn about our NOKWAREFO - Distributor Program for self-employment:
We do accept akyede (contributions/donations) for the furtherance of our work: to provide free adesua (workshops) for Afuraitkaitnit women including young adults, mothers, educators, community support workers, counselors and others and to publish soft-cover versions of the nhoma (book) to distribute for free. Your contribution also assists us in expanding our NOKWAREFO - Self-employment program. Any amount is welcome. Moreover, any donation of $15 or more gives you the option of receiving one or more of our soft-cover books in return for your donation. Click on the above link to make your contribution via our crowdfunding campaign on fundrazr.com.
Yeda ase (we thank you) for your support of our effort to educate our community.
Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu Akwamu Nation in North America Odwiraman