Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa

 

 



Whats New

"Out of Darkness" documentary is now available at the Aframerican Book Store! Out of Darkness tells the untold history of African people and the African cultural contributions to the world. Features Dr. Joy Degruy, Sabir Bey,  Professor James Small, Taj Tarik Bey, Kaba Kamene, Dr. Claud Anderson, Dr. Umar Johnson, Anthony & Atlantis Browder,Tim Wise and others. Also "Hidden Colors " 1, 2, 3, and 4 films are now  available.  

  

 



Current News

"We Ain't No Niggas!", by N. Quamere Cincere. Exposing the deception of your world history education.  A must read for every African American! (2008), 179 pages.

"Slaves with Swag", by Daryl T. Himmon.  Learn about the Negroes your history teacher forgot to mention. Discover the 1790 U.S. Census shows there were almost

a half million Free Negroes in the United States of America before the Emancipation Proclamation and the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

(2012), 150 pages.

"When We Ruled", by Robin Walker.  A landmark publication superbly illustrated while examining the nature of what we call "Black history". Probably the broadest single

survey of early African humanity and civilizations yet compiled by a scholar of African descent!



Recent Events

The second edition (March 2012) of "The Black Panther is an African Cat" is now available from the Aframerican Bookstore.  This is a collection of poems of exploration and testimony written by Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa (formerly David Rice) and published by the House of August Press. Read about Mondo here on this website!  The Aframerican Book Store now stocks titles  First Word (knowledge wisdom/mental liberation) by Kwaku Person-Lynn, Distorted Truths (the bastardization of Afrikan cosmology) by Damani Agyekum, and When We Ruled by Robin Walker.

Bibliography

Books (non‑fiction) 

Co‑author, along with Prof. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Yosef ben‑Jochannan, Dr. Asa Hilliard III, Dr. Gloria Latimore Peace, journalist A. Peter Bailey, et al., of  THE RACE: MATTERS CONCERNING PAN AFRIKAN HISTORY, CULTURE, AND GENOCIDE (1991, Native Sun Publishers, edited by Kiarri Cheatwood)

Co‑author, along with Prof. James McPartland, Associate Prof. Sandra Murray Nettles, Diane Scott‑Jones, et al., of  A COMMON SENSE GUIDE TO NON‑TRADITIONAL URBAN EDUCATION (1998, James C. Winston Publ., edited by Dr. Walter Gill)

Co‑author, along with Dr. Learthen Dorsey, Dr. Gloria T. Randle, Assistant Prof. Reginald Thomas, Dr. Tshombe Walker, Thomas J. Porter, et al., of AFRICAN AMERICAN JAZZ AND RAP: SOCIAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL EXAMINATIONS OF BLACK EXPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR (2001, McFarland Publ., edited by Dr. James L. Conyers, Jr.)

Author of A VIEW FROM TANEY'S PLACE, a collection of newspaper commentaries by we Langa from LINCOLN JOURNAL and MILWAUKEE COURlER newspapers and MOBETTER NEWS newsletter (1996, self‑published) 

Poetry &/or short stories 

Mondo's poems and/or short stories have appeared in more than forty literary journals and magazines: THE BLACK SCHOLAR, BLACK AMERICAN LITERATURE FORUM, PRAIRIE SCHOONER, HUERFANO, ARGO, PACIFICA REVIEW, NANTUCKET REVIEW, etc.  His poem, "Great Bateleur," a tribute to Malcolm X, is featured in Walter Dean Myers' MALCOLM X: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. Books of Poetry Published  OM: POETRY BY DAVID RICE (Gazette Collective, 1973)

EROGENOUS ZONE (King Publications, 1975)

LIFE, DEATH, & LOVE (Coalition Press, 1975)

VOLUME IV (Sign of the Cabbage Press, 1978)

LOCK THIS MAN UP (Lotus Press, 1978)

THE BLACK PANTHER IS AN AFRICAN CAT (House of August Press, 2006)

Plays performed

"Different Dances" (1986, opened at Roger Furman New Heritage Theater in Harlem, also performed at schools and community centers in Omaha, Nebraska, directed by Laura Partridge)

"We Dance in Our Neighborhood" (1989, performed at  Malone Community Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, directed by Mark Gabriel)

"The Haunting at Fort Robinson: A Buffalo Soldier's Story" (1996, Lincoln Community Playhouse, reading performance directed by Idu Mbaka Maduli) 

Journalism 

Editor of the Harambee Afrikan Cultural Organization (Nebraska State Penitentiary) monthly newsletter, Harambee Flame, since 1978; Staff writer for MoBetter News (So. Holland, IL.) from 1992 to 1997; Column, "Sun Views," carried by Milwaukee Courier from 1989 to 1991; Special contributor/editorial correspondent to Lincoln (Nebraska) Journal newspaper from 1982 to 1995.  

Art Exhibits 

His Paintings, drawings, and/or wood sculpture have been exhibited in several venues in Nebraska and a couple of locations in Iowa.