.:. Yekyia mo Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut .:.
(Greetings to all Africans~all Black people)
www.odwirafo.com is the official internet home of:
Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu
(Aakhuamu Nation in North America)
The Aakhuamu (Akwamu) people are a sub-group of the Akan (ah-kahn') ethnic group who live primarily in the West Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (West African) countries of Ghana and Ivory Coast. There are over 20,000,000 Akan people in Afuraka/Afuraitkait (Africa). Yet, there are millions of Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) in the americas, the Caribbean and europe who are of direct Akan Ancestry as well---physically/genetically and spiritually.
Millions of Akan people were captured as prisoners of war in Afuraka/Afuraitkait (Africa) and were subsequently forced into enslavement in the western hemisphere. Once in the americas and the Caribbean, many of us freed ourselves from enslavement permanently by taking up arms, killing the white slavers, killing the family and staff of the white slavers and burning down the plantations. We would then migrate to certain areas and establish independent, sovereign nations. Many of these independent, sovereign nations lasted for generations up to and beyond the end of "legalized" slavery.
It was/is the indomitable Okra/Okraa (aw-krah'/aw-krah'-ah), soul, of the Akan that directed us to listen to the guidance of our Nananom Nsamanfo (Honorable Ancestresses and Ancestors) and the Abosom (Goddesses and Gods/Divine Spirit-Forces in Nature) for this guidance was/is the expression and impression of Nyamewaa-Nyame Nhyehyee (Goddess-God/The Supreme Being's Order~Divine Order). We would then incorporate that guidance in the form of directives for action in order to free ourselves from enslavement, re-establish our sovereignty and maintain our sovereignty. This indomitable soul is carried by the Akan in the western hemisphere today who have found out (and those who will soon find out) who they are. It can never be extinguished.
Amenet (Nyamewaa) and Amen (Nyame) from the Temple of Apet Resit in ancient Kamit Amenet-Amen (Nyamewaa-Nyame) function harmoniously Together as The Supreme Being (Goddess-God)
Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi mu recognizes the reality that only the re-embracing of our own Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral culture, which includes most critically our own Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion, restores our normalcy as Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) people. This re-embracing is the conscious re-establishment of our identity, and it is the re-establishment of our identity which is the foundation of our sanity, our stability in Creation. Moreover, it is the basis of our capacity to execute complete social, economic, political and spiritual liberation from our absolute enemies---the whites and their offspring (all white europeans, white americans, white arabs, white indians, white asians, white hispanics, white latinos/latinas, white pseudo-"native" americans, etc.-- without exception, living and deceased), their culture and their pseudo(false)-religions. Our Amammere (Culture) and Nanasom (Religion) comprise the foundation of Amansesew (Nationbuilding/Restoration).
The members of Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi mu are descendants, physically/genetically and spiritually, of 1) Akwamu-Akan Ancestresses and Ancestors who were 2) enslaved in North America or entered North America during the period of enslavement to locate, fight for and liberate their kin and other Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans). The major Aakhuamumanakyenaboa (sacred animals; "totems") are gyata/gyata-bere, nanka, odenkyem and osansa (lion/lioness, puff adder, crocodile and hawk). Additionally, as Akan people, the re-embracing of our culture necessarily includes our most ancient Ancestral cultural expressions made manifest by our Ancestresses and Ancestors in their/our civilizations of ancient Keneset and Kamit (Nubia and Egypt).
The Abosom Ra and Apedemak from the Temple of Apedemak in Khanit (Nubia)
The Akan term oman means nation. Akwamu-oman or Akwamuman thus means Akwamu Nation. We use the spelling Aakhuamuman which reflects the ancient spelling of the name in the metutu, the hieroglyphic writing created by our Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestresses and Ancestors tens of thousands of years ago in ancient Khanit and Kamit - the foundation of all written scripts in the world. It also reflects our unique identity and heritage as Aakhuamufo (Akwamufo), Akwamu people, who waged war to end enslavement in Amaruka (america) and will continue as we participate in ahofadi, liberation, for Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) as a collective. We have thus re-established our Ancient Authentic Ancestral Amannee (traditions) under the guidance of Nyamewaa-Nyame, through the agency of the Abosom and our Nananom Nsamanfo. It is our Aakhuamufo Nananom Nsamanfo, our direct-blood Akwamu Ancestresses and Ancestors, who have concretized our identity as a people and an oman (nation) and form the basis for Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu, for it was our Aakhuamufo Nananom Nsamanfo who guided us to liberation from enslavement and continue to guide our efforts today.
Our direct blood Nananom Nsamanfo include those Aakhuamu who originated in ancient Khanit, also called Keneset (Ancient Nubia), at the beginning of human existence upon Asaase (Earth) as a component of the larger group of Akanfo (Akan people). This is the region of contemporary Sudan and South Sudan in the Eastern region of Afuraka/Afuraitkait (Africa). We eventually migrated around the world. Some Akanfo migrated north of Khanit and settled ancient Kamit (ancient Egypt), while others remained in Khanit. Over the millennia, Akanfo migrated to West Afuraka/Afuraitkait (West Africa) establishing the ancient civilization of Akana (Khanat - Ghana). Some Akanfo were also a component of the Kanem empire (pre-Bornu), the original/authentic Black Berber empire (Abibiri-fo) and the Kong empire (Kan) before ultimately migrating to and settling in the areas of contemporary Ghana (Akana) and Ivory Coast. Our Aakhuamufo Nananom Nsamanfo would eventually form Akwamuman(Akwamu Nation) as an empire over 300 years ago in the region of contemporary Ghana. During the wars which occurred between rival Akan aman (nations) including those who were at war with europeans, some of our Aakhuamufo Nananom Nsamanfo were captured as prisoners of war and dislocated to the western hemisphere during the Mmusuo Kese(Great perversity/enslavement).
Akanfo in general as well as Aakhuamufo (Akwamufo) in particular became known in the western hemisphere for organizing military operations, waging war against the white slavers and liberating ourselves and other Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) from enslavement. Our military operations included armed resistance: acquisition of firearms and other weaponry and also waging chemical and biological warfare against the white slavers: Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) men and women on plantations poisoning the food and water supply of the whites in order to kill them and open the way for our liberation from the plantations.
It was because of our relentless military operations that Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) as a collective - designated as ODWIRAMAN - forced the end of enslavement in the western hemisphere. Our Aakhuamufo Nananom Nsamanfo made significant contributions toward this accomplishment.
It is from these Aakhuamufo Nananom Nsamanfo - our direct-blood Ancestresses and Ancestors who guided us in every generation throughout Mmusuo Kese, fought for and achieved liberation and who remain with us and continue to guide us today - that we derive our authority to reestablish Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu as an independent sovereign nation.
As with our Aakhuamufo Nananom Nsamanfo of the past, Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu is at the forefront of the war for the total religious, cultural, social, economic, political liberation of the Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) in america and worldwide.
The image on the home page is an image of Owia, the Sun, manifesting heightened atmospheric activity often referred to as "solar flares" or a "solar storm". It is a fitting image, for it is through such heightened activity of Owia that the solar fire not only nourishes but purifies by burning-out/disintegrating impurities.
Odwira, in the Twi language of the Akan means 'purification' and also 'a celebration of purification'. This term has its origins in the language of ancient Khanit and Kamit. Thus the ancient term Twra or Dwra as written in the medutu (hieroglyphs) means 'purification' and also a 'celebration of purification.'
Odwirafo is an Ancestrally inherited and transmitted office existing only within Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi mu. It is defined fundamentally as the 'individual within Aakhuamuman who is responsible for facilitating UAB-ODWIRA.'
Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan
Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu was reconstituted from within the Asona Abusua (Asona Clan) of Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan with abusuafo (clan members) and related mmusuakuw (various other Akan clans) through marriage in Chicago, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana which stretches back over 300 years.
Blogtalkradio Broadcast: AAKHUAMUMAN AMARUAKA ATIFI MU - Akwamu Nation in North America
In North America, Akan Ancestral Religion was and is maintained as HOODOO from the Akan term Ndu (oohn-dooh') meaning 'medicine' from 'roots, plant life' (rootwork) and also 'to become heavy with the spirit' through Conjure from the Akan term KANKYE (kahn'-cheh) meaning 'to utter incantations to call the Spirits of the Deities and Honored Ancestral Spirits down'.
As Aakhuamu (Akwamu) people, we maintained Hoodoo for 300 years in North America. Our unique forms of adebisa are reflective of the culture that was fossilized in our bones and blood when we left Afuraka/Afuraitkait (Africa) and arrived here in the west.
Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu, Akwamu Nation in North America, is not an organization that can be 'joined'. It is an ethnic group, comprised of specific Aakhuamu (Akwamu) blood-circles in North America. This reclamation of identity can be affected by all Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) in North America be they Ancestrally Yoruba, Ewe, Igbo, Fon, Fang, Ovambo, Bassa, Bakongo, Bambara, etc.
Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan is the sole spokesperson/representative of Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu. All inquiries regarding Aakhuamuman should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we are genetically and spiritually related to the Akwamu in Ghana and Ivory Coast, we are our own separate entity, separated by centuries, distance and a locative identity rooted in our unique interfacing with this region of Asaase Afua (Earth Mother) and the blending of Ancestral blood-circles in this region for over three centuries. We are not representatives of the Akwamu in Ghana and Ivory Coast although we recognize them and all Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) -- and only Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) -- as family.
Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu, Akwamu Nation in North America, is naturally a component of ODWIRAMAN - Purified Nation - Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) in the Western Hemisphere as a collective - those who are Ancestrally, spiri-genetically Yoruba, Ewe, Fon, Igbo, Bakongo, Fang, Bambara, Ovambo, etc. who were forced into North America and fought for liberation.
It must be underscored that the information found within www.odwirafo.com is not limited to Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) of Akan descent. All Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) are related and thus have related languages, cultural practices and religious expressions. We as Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) people are of the same essence and therefore can, and must, be fed and nourished by one another.
Akwaaba (welcome), to all Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) of good and sound intentions.
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Our second annual AKYISAN - Ancestral Religious Reversion Conference
Sunday, March 12th in Washington, DC. See our AKYISAN page for details.
Latest Book Releases - Click on images above to for the e-books and soft-cover versions
Our Publications and Services:
We have numerous written, audio and video publications. Below are links to our NHOMA (publications) page where you can download our free e-books and purchase their soft-cover versions, our MFONIKEKA (video) youtube channel link for numerous videos wherein we examine our various publications in detail, our GUAMU KASA (public speaking) page for information on our upcoming lectures, workshops, live internet tv broadcasts and travel schedule, our ODWIRA link to our blogtalkradio show, our ODWIRAMAN - Purifed Nation Network link to our social network wherein you can join, create a profile and interact with other Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) of like minds and our ADESUA self-study curriculum and communal-study and reintegration curriculum. Our FEKUW page is for those who are interested in forming and/or participating in Nanasom Fekuw - Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion Study-Groups
We have our OKOM link describing our Economic Development Model for the community support of 52 Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) businesses over the next 52 weeks. We have our AKONGUASUA link describing our institution as well as our fundraising initiative to acquire a physical space for our institution - AKONGUASUA DAN - Center of Learning, Healing, Training, Employment and Entrepreneurship. We also have our OBARIMA - Afurakani (African) Manhood Training-Workshop Initiative providing free copies of our book OBARIMA - Afurakani Manhood, free training-workshops based on the book and our entrepreneurship program to transform the lives of Afurakani (African) young men and adults wherever we are in the country. We have our ODWIRAMAN link to our publication and 7-part broadcast archive on the nature of the unique identity of Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) in the West - the Purified Nation - and how we must work as a unique collective towards Amansesew - Nationbuilding/Restoration. We also have our KOKOBO MOVEMENT - Eradicating dissexuality/homosexuality from the Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) Community through Ancestral Religion, providing free copies of our book KOKOBO and free workshops based on the book to empower the community.
See information on our three annual events HOODOO MAYN: Hoodoo Nation Festival in October, AKYISAN: Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religious Reversion Conference in March and our ODWIRAMAN AFAHYE: Purified Nation of Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) in the Western Hemisphere Conference-Festival - AMANNE: Nationism - Purification of Nationalism in June:
Our Economic Development Model where we 'Starve the Beast' and reallocate those funds to support Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) businesses, organizations and institutions - 1 business per week for the next 52 weeks
Below, our publications and services are arranged in order, step-by-step, for ADESUA - Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Self-Study and Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit Communal Study and Re-Integration. Browse through the list to learn of our various free publications and services, including the highlighted links "New Articles and Links", then return to the first link in the self-study process and begin with KUKUU-TUNTUM - The Ancestral Jurisdiction.