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Welcome To Pattigift

Sabona, Sannu da zuwa Akwaaba, EKabo, Selam, Karibu, Nno, Boyeyi & Welcome.  Pattigift is an organisation dedicated to helping African heritage persons develop their knowledge of self.
To understand where we have come from, who we are; where we need to go and why this is important. This is a journey of recovery not just of what has been lost but also of what is hidden. This is a journey for all of us.

It may appear as if we are progressing i.e. we have access to things that in the past were denied us but that’s the problem; it only appears so; and as we know looks can be deceiving Read More…

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Dark Girls

November 12th, 2013|0 Comments

At our attendance at last years Association of Black Psychologists convention in Los Angeles, my [...]

Great Quotes

For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
Dr Maya Angelou, Author & Poet
I am because we are and because we are therefore I am
African Proverb
When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions, you do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder, he will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it, you do not have to send him to the back door, he will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary.
Carter G Woodson, Historian & Author
The events which transpired 5000 years ago, 5 years ago, or 5 minutes ago have determined what will happen 5 minutes from now 5 years from now or 5000 years from now.
John Henrik Clarke, Historian & Educator
We must honor and exalt our own heroes, and those heroes must be the people who have done the most to dignify us as a people.
Dr Naim Akbar, Psychologist & Author
The warriors spirit makes you able to confront whatever needs to be confronted and let the chips fall where they may, let us go the way of the least resistance. We need warriors, we need victors. Me, I am in it to win it, we will do whatever we have to do to make that happen.
Marimba Ani, Anthropologist & Scholar
Words we speak are the deeds we do.
Baba Jamal Koram, Activist
Beauty cannot be measured by the standards of a colonized mind.
Me'shell Ndegeocello, Singer/Songwriter
Reflections in this mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of beauty.
Unknown, Unknown
The value of my life is in the value I put in yours.
Mpume Mpofo, Warrior
We must have Africa in our minds and in our soul.
Cheryl Tawade Grills, Psychologist & Author
How different would our education be if we went to school to learn to create jobs for ourselves.
Amos Wilson, African Scholar
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
Steve Biko, Anti-Apartheid Activist
How different would our education be if we went to school to learn to create jobs for ourselves.
Amos Wilson, African Scholar


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