Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)

To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

Ahenwa - The Akan throne, symbol of national identity, cultural groundedness and rightful governance


"To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves."

Commitment and Practice

The second principle of the Nguzo Saba is Kujichagulia (Self-Determination). It demands that we as an African people define, defend and develop ourselves instead of allowing or encouraging others to do this...

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Defining Identity

The first act of a free people is to shape its world in its own image and interest. And it is a statement about their conception of self and commitment to self-determination...

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Cultural Groundedness

The principle of self-determination carries within it the assumption that we have both the right and responsibility to exist as a people and make our own unique contribution to the forward flow of human history...

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