Language and Linguistics, History, Culture and Research Methodology, Africa, Caribbean, Guyana
Dr. Kimani Nehusi is a multi-disciplinary scholar with strong interests in language and linguistics, history, culture and research methodology, Nehusi’s research interests include Afrika and its diasporas from ancient to modern times, the Caribbean and Guyana. He has received many honors from different parts of the world for his scholarship.
Nehusi received his early training in Guyana, where he graduated from the Cyril Potter College of Education, completed graduate training in Education Research Methodology at the Ministry of Education where he worked in the Research Unit, graduated from the University of Guyana with a BA in History with Portuguese and Sociology and an MA in Guyanese History, and from the Center for Brazilian Studies in studies in Brazilian Portuguese and the literature and society of Brazil. In the United Kingdom he graduated from the University College of London with a PhD in Caribbean History and from the University of London with a Diploma in Egyptology, where he also undertook further studies in Egyptology, including Advanced Translation of Middle and Late Egyptian Texts.
Nehusi has been Assistant Examiner in the Caribbean Examinations and lectured, conducted workshops, gave keynotes and contributed to radio and television programs in many communities, colleges, universities and workplaces in various parts of the Caribbean, USA, Canada, Europe (UK, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark) and Afrika (Nigeria, Ghana, South Afrika). He held positions in Universities of Guyana, London, East London, founded and was Director of the Afrika Studies Center at the University of East London and is currently Research Associate at the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, Associate Professor in the Department of Africology at Temple University in the USA and Walter Rodney Professor of History at the University of Guyana.
He has represented Guyana in Track and Field, has been National Track and Field Coach of Guyana, held offices in the Amateur Athletic Association of Guyana, was placed on the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF)’s panel of international lecturers and was honored by the IAAF for his services to track and field in Guyana.
Books and Monographs
Libation: An Afrikan Ritual of Heritage in the Circle of Life. University Press of America, Lanham, Maryland, USA. 210pp. 2015.
: sbAyt m Kmt: The System of Education in Kemet (Ancient Egypt): An Overview. Occasional Monograph No. 14. Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC). Lagos, Nigeria. 2010. 47pp.
With Ian Isidore Smart (eds.) Ah Come Back Home: Perspectives on the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Original World Press: Washington, D.C. and Port of Spain, 2000. 240pp.
A People’s Political History of Guyana, 1838-1964. Hansib Publishing, London, UK. 750pp.
‘Kinship and Social Structure in Kemet, Ancient Egypt.’ in Martial Zé Bélinga, Olabiyi B. Joseph Yaï, Douyale Konaté and Augustin F. C. Holl (eds). General History of Africa: Volume IX, Book I. UNESCO.
Articles and Book Chapters (Selected):
‘The Construction of the Person and Personality in Africa.’ Mammo Muchie, Vusi Gumede, Samuel Oloruntoba and Nicasius A. Check (eds.) Regenerating Africa to bring African Solutions to African Problems. AISA. Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 2016.
‘Humanity and the Environment in Africa: Environmentalism before the environmentalists’. Mammo Muchie, Phindele Lukhele-Olorungu and Oghenerobor Akpor (eds.) African Union Ten Years After: Solving African problems with Pan Africanism and the African Renaissance. African Institute of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, October, 2013. 364-381.
‘Contradictions between Dr. Jagan and the “Ultra- Left: The Split in the People’s Progressive Party of Guiana, 1956/57’. SOULS Journal, Vol. 15, ISS 1-2. Summer 2013. 56-88.
‘African Ritual of Libation: History and Meaning’ in Ankh: Reveu D’Égyptologie et des civilisations africaines. Nos.18/19/20, 2012. 118-142.
‘Introduction’ in Richard Hart (Edited by Kimani Nehusi) Caribbean Workers’ Struggle Socialist History Society with Bogle L’Ouverture Press. London, 2012. 3-10.
‘Language in the Recovery of Ourselves: the Medew Netjer (Hieroglyphics) in the Construction of Pan-African Unity’ in M. Muchie, S. Osha, M. Matlou eds. The Africana World: From Fragmentation to Unity and Renaissance. African Institute of South Africa, Pretoria 2012. 329-346.
‘Egypt in Afrika and Afrika in Egypt: The example of Libation’ in Karen Exell (ed.) Egypt in its African Context Archaeopress, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2011. 54-65.
‘Introduction: The Strategic Intellectual Importance of Kemet’ in Karen Exell (ed.) Egypt in its African Context Archaeopress, Oxford. United Kingdom. 2011, 11-20.
‘Kemet and the Literary Origins of World Civilization – Establishing the Truths of History’ in E. T. Ngurare, H. H. Scibeb and B. C. Swarbooi (eds.) The Politics of Apologetics. Windhoek, Namibia, 2009. 123–141.
“Who Is An Afrikan?” African Renaissance Vol. 1 No. 2. September/October, 2004.
‘Language in the Construction of African Unity: Past, Present and Policy’ in Mammo Muchie (ed.). The Making of Africa-Nation: Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance. Adonis-Abbey Publishing House, London, 2003. 209-234.
"From (Medew Netjer) to Ebonics" in Clinton Crawford (ed.) Ebonics and Language Education of African Ancestry Students New York and London: Sankofa World Publishers, 2001. 56-122.
“The Origins of Carnival: Notes from a Preliminary Investigation” in Ian Isidore Smart and Kimani Nehusi (eds.) Ah come back home: Perspectives on the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Original World Press: Washington, D.C. and Port of Spain, 2000. 77–103.
“Going Back Home to the Carnival” in Ian Isidore Smart and Kimani S. K. Nehusi (eds.) Ah Come Back Home: Perspectives on the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Original World Press: Washington, D.C. and Port of Spain, 2000. 1–16.
“The Development of Political Organisation up to 1953” in W. F. Mc Gowan, J. G. Rose and D. A. Granger (eds.) Themes in African-Guyanese History. Georgetown: Free Press, 1998. Reprinted by Hansib: London and Hertfordshire 2009. 351-370.
"The Causes of the Protest of 1905" in W. F. Mc Gowan, J. G. Rose and D. A. Granger (eds.) Themes in African-Guyanese History. Georgetown: Free Press, 1998 and Hansib: London and Hertfordshire 2009. 251-276.
AAS 0834: Representing Race
AAS 2201: African Civilizations
AAA 3215: Language and Society in West Afrika
AAS 3268: Critical Readings in African American History