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African Personality, the Human Factor: A Guide to Hunhu

This entry explores the concept of the African personality from the perspective of Shona cultural traditions. In the Shona culture in Zimbabwe, the African personality is called hunhu. The contents of hunhu are codes of conduct similar to the Kemetic Ma’at. They can be adopted by Africans in North America and the African diaspora to enhance the principles of Ma’at that some are already using as Africans with cultural affinities to Africa as their ultimate homeland.

Hunhu, the Human Factor

The contents of the African personality, or hunhu, are values that Shona people use as a code of conduct in their relationships with one another, their environment, and nature as a whole. Values are spiritually based in Shona culture, and are therefore religious ...

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