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Destiny is Not a Matter of Chance

Essays In Reflection and Contemplation on the Destiny of Blacks


Emma S. Etuk

In the introduction to his stirring work, Emma Etuk relates, «The origines of these essays go back to my years at the seminary, to the many lonely nights spent in my sixth floor efficiency room, to many moments when I stayed up sleepless, wondering about my destiny, the destiny of my people--Africans and Africans in the Diaspora--and the relevance of God in the historical evolution of my people...I frequently asked myself, in those quiet moments and stillness of the night, »What is the destiny of the Africans and of Africans of the Diaspora on this planet? Why did God create us Africans? Why is he here on earth at this time in history? What is his role in the systems of this universe?« From such quiet moments of reflection comes Destiny Is Not a Matter of Chance, a powerful work that interweaves the writings of African-American leaders such as Douglass, Washington, and Dubois, with the work of contemporary African thinkers such as Nkrumah, Senghor, and Azikiwe, to produce an original treatise on the nature of black destiny.
Contents: Destiny In Literature - Destiny is Not Chance - Rational Basis of Black Destiny - Suggested Black Destinations - A Biblical Theology of Black Destiny.