About Us

We are dedicated to reclaiming our Afrikan=Black Birthright through Afrikan Language and Thought instruction.

Our Story

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Meet Our Lead Instructors

Meet the instructors of our site

Tristan Samuels

Tristan Samuels received his Honors B.A. major/minor in History & Classical Studies from York University. He earned his M.A. in Egyptology (via Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations) at the University of Toronto. Currently, he is a doctoral student in Africology at Temple University. Tristan’s main interest is Classical African civilizations, specifically Kemet (ancient Egypt) & Kush.

Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon, PhD

Afrikan=Black anti-amerikkan “Okunini” Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon is the founder of Abibitumi.com. He completed his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Ghana in 2012, winning the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s award for the Best PhD Thesis in the Humanities. He also won the 2016 Provost’s Publications Award for best article in the College of Humanities. In 2019 he was the recipient of the [Nana] Marcus Mosiah Garvey Foundation award for excellence in Afrikan Studies and Education.  He is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Language, Literature and Drama Section of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana. Okunini Kambon is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Journal of Linguistics as well as Secretary of the African Studies Association of Africa. He played an instrumental role in 34 Afrikans of the Diaspora receiving Ghanaian citizenship in 2016 and 126 receiving citizenship in 2019. He now assists others interested in repatriation via RepatriateToGhana.com. His research interests include Serial Verb Construction Nominalization, Historical Linguistics, Kemetology, & Afrikan=Black Liberation

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What Our Students Have to Say

“Foundations of African Thought #2: Concepts of The Person: The Person as a Multiple Selves”–this is an excellent start into Afrikan concepts of the self. Dr. Kambon clearly explains each of the aspects along with giving examples of each. The environment is within a classroom so you do get the university feel along with all the Q & A that were asked during the session. If you are interested in expanding your working knowledge base of Afrikan principles of the self, this is the place to start!
From Louisiana,USA
BlackTastic classes! I entered into this class as a Twi beginner meaning that I was able to say around 5-10 short sentences or words. Right now I am working on class 5 and I can already speak and interact with the elders and other Twi speaking members of my family. My family is shocked (positive) about the accuracy in my speaking and I am getting to know especially the elders on a deeper level since I speak to them in Twi! The recording covers a lot of context and side bars that explain a lot of the Akan cultural backgrounds. In interaction with my Twi speaking family I experienced that this knowledge is nearly as important as the ability to speak it’s self. The sound quality could improve here and there, therefore ‘only’ 4 of five stars. Meda wo ase paaa! Thanks a lot!
Kwame Quainoo
From Spain
It starts off a little slow. But the pdf worksheets provided for the lesson were extremely helpful in pronunciation! Often times when I’m not speaking to anyone who speaks Twi lol which is never… I wonder if I am pronouncing things and words right. This lesson with the documents provided gave the right balance between incorporating what we already know from (eruasaian’s) english into learning the pronunciation of sounds in Twi, with sounds we are already familiar with saying. If that makes sense. Also, included is important information about our Akan Afrikan brothers and sisters’ culture as it relates to learning Twi, and the way words are used to show kindness or respect
Eric Nicey
From Dallas, TX
The classes not only provide the language learning but they also provide the relevant cultural worldview. Students are afforded the opportunity to understand Afrika through its on lens without european interpretation. This sets this course apart from other language sites..
Kwadwo Tòkunbọ̀
From New Jersey, US