“BIG BLACK LOVE:BLACK POLYGAMY ON THE RISE?:REVIEW OF BOOK “POLYGAMY:AFRICAN CENTERED LIFE,EXPERIENCES THRU POETRY,INTERVIEWS,ARTICLES, ESSAYS,COMMENTARIES : BOOK ONE BY REV.(MRS.) KHANDI KONTE-BEY ON BLACKARAZZI.COM

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BIG BLACK LOVE: BLACK POLYGAMY ON THE RISE?
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25Sep 07

Blame HBO’s BIG LOVE:

Every man’s dream?

REVIEW:”POLYGAMY:AFRICAN-CENTEED LIFE,EXPERIENCES THRU POETRY,INTERVIEWS,ARTICLES,ESSAYS,COMMENTARIES” BY REV.(MRS)KHANDI KONTE-BEY

This, until now, unheard call to polygyny by Khandi is a collected definition of her life as a polygynous woman, of the trials and tribulations of husbands, “co-sistas” and the society and economy of imperious Americans declaring the life choice illegal. Drawing upon intellects of mainly the last 50 years, but indeed some from the last 50 decades, Khandi brings fresh focus to the oral guidance of the aunts, mothers and friends belonging to a people liberating themselves. She dares to bring her own experiences to the light of day. Explorations into the last three decades of African polygyny in the face of family destruction under Nixon through Bush policies gives insight which can be gotten nowhere else. In any other case, the 2 million un-natural deaths since 1960 of Africans in America would be called what it is: genocide. Can anyone ask why the entity is known as “AmeriKKKa”?

The author has been a polygynous co-sista since 1974 and throughout the essays and personal accounts constantly derides the myth that African people are involved in polygyny to oppress one another, for gain in the number or partners or variety of intimate experiences. The spotlight that many people of all races have about African people and their tradition is taken away from racist myths regarding the African body’s reproductive organs and bedrooms. Khandi points out that the genetic fertility and cultural longevity of African people in the US and globally depends on this seminal tradition. Researched with care and balanced by her own unapologetic stand on the issues of self determination, dignity of African women and love of African men, Khandi’s vibrant words, page after page, bring forth weapons of timely sharpness.

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LADY PANTHER, September 26, 2007:

big black love hahaha…i love that show, polygmy not so much

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