OBARIMA (aw-beh'-ree-mah) is the name of our nhoma (book) defining Afurakani (African~Black) Manhood. OBARIMA Afurakani Manhood introduces a comprehensive set of seven principal values defining what it means to be an Afurakani obarima (African man). The e-book version of OBARIMA is a free download below. We also have the soft-cover version available.
OBARIMA is also the name of our workshop for Afurakani males from 13 years old to 30+ years old. The principal values and their functional applications detailed in our publication form the basis of our workshop. Moreover, the soft-cover version of OBARIMA Afurakani Manhood is free for all registrants and is distributed during the workshop. See our related workshop videos below.
We have taught these principal values of OBARIMA in various settings and have seen the eagerness with which Afurakani males embrace them--especially those whom are mis-labeled 'at-risk' or 'lost' by this society.
The principal values of OBARIMA 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 also have a free video series wherein we examine the entire book similar to our workshop format for those Afurakani young men 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 Afurakani young men and adults wherever they are in the country:
Over the past seven years we have been able to realign the thoughts, intentions and actions of Afurakani young men and adults through OBARIMA, for OBARIMA is their own personal manual of manhood. One reading of this publication transforms the focus and behavior of our young and adult men forever.
The seven principal values of manhood delineated in OBARIMA are aligned with the energy and character of the seven days of our Ancestral Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) week. It is 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 Afurakani man with an opportunity and a focal point to refine himself, his character, his work ethic, his relationships, his educational development, entrepreneurial spirit and more each of the seven days of the week throughout the course of his life.
The benefits of such focus for the Afurakani man himself, for the Afuraitkaitnit (African) woman, 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 Afurakani man to navigate his 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 OBARIMA a free download because we recognize that every Afurakani male should have this manual of manhood in his possession, irrespective of his 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 Afurakani male who would like to become self-employed as a distributor of our soft-cover books (we have published 17 books to date including OBARIMA). In this manner we assist our people in becoming entreprenuers immediately - no matter what their past work history is.
We have proven that we can transform the lives of Afurakani men 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 Afurakani young men and adults to be realigned with Order and Balance in thought, intention and action. Those Afurakani men who have been impacted by this work also use OBARIMA - Afurakani Manhood to raise up other Afurakani young men and adults in various human services programs, educational programs, in-school programs, rites-of-passage groups, recovery groups and more across the country.
OBARIMA Afurakani Manhood is a manual that should be in the hands of all Afurakanu of all ages. The e-nhoma (e-book) version is a free download. Click on the images above to download the english version and french version.
The soft-cover version is also available. Go to our NHOMA(publications) page to order OBARIMA as well as our other 16 books and to learn about our NOKWAREFO - Distributor Program for self-employment:
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We do accept akyede (contributions/donations) for the furtherance of our work: to provide free adesua (workshops) for Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) males including young adults, fathers, 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 entrepreneurship 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 fundraising campaign on fundrazr.com.
(We previously used the gofundme platform, however, they do not support paypal which many prefer. The fundrazr platform supports paypal donations as well as regular credit and debit card donations. See the original gofundme campaign below.)
Yeda ase (we thank you) for your support of our effort to educate our community.