The Community of Self by Dr. Na'im Akbar
This revised and expanded version of The Community of Self is one of Akbar's six books which address the issue of a holistic human psychology and an increased understanding of the unique psychological functioning of African-Americans in particular. The Community of Self has been used as a guide for education of African-American children, applied in workshops for social services and mental health providers, and used as a personal development and self-help book by thousands of people worldwide.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
NA'IM AKBAR has been described by Essence Magazine as "one of the world's preeminent African American psychologists and a pioneer in the development of an African-centered approach to modern psychology." He has been lauded on five continents, in the national media and at over 1,000 college campuses and national conferences in the course of his career for his penetrating analysis and understanding of the psychology of African people and a range of social issues around the world. He was formerly chairman of the Department of Psychology at Atlanta's Morehouse College; a widely read author of seven books and numerous published papers; he is currently retired from the Psychology faculty at Florida State University where he taught for 28 years.