THE AUTHOR...

 

Nkechi Taifa is President and CEO of The Taifa Group, LLC, a social enterprise firm whose mission is to advance justice. She also convenes the Justice Roundtable, an advocacy coalition advancing progressive justice system transformation.

 

In addition to Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice, Nkechi is also the published author of several classic books for children - Shining Legacy: Storypoems and Tales for the Young, So Black Heroes Forever Will be Sung (1983); Three Tales of Wisdom (1983); and The Adventures of Kojo and Ama (1992). Her children’s books have recently been re-published (2021) for a new generation to enjoy!

 

Nkechi Taifa also co-authored, along with Dr. Imari Obadele and Attorney Chokwe Lumumba, the pioneer book, Reparations Yes (1987). 

She will publish a new reparations book in 2022. Stay tuned!

BLACK POWER, BLACK LAWYER

My story is both solemn and salacious. It is part memoir, part textbook, part study guide, part expose! Black Power Black Lawyer teaches, preaches, rhapsodizes and  tantalizes. It stitches suspense, calamity, humor and wit into a tapestry of history, politics, law, culture and romance.

Whether serious or scandalous, my audacious quest for justice is a gripping commentary on life; the perennial nature of human resistance against oppression; and my earnest embrace of what is fair and correct. Although sometimes raw, sometimes abrasive, sometimes passionate, I offer you my truth, unapologetically, and unfiltered, with honesty and authenticity.

I want my quest for justice as a Black Power advocate and a Black Movement Lawyer to awaken, inform, provoke, move and, at its best, fire you up to either join, or continue, “The Struggle.”

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The Taifa Trilogy of Tales for a New Generation

Children's Books Will Be Available in Bookstores & Online Mid-October 2021

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CLASSIC BOOKS

Nkechi Taifa is the published author of several books for youth: Shining Legacy, The Adventures of Kojo and Ama, and Three Tales of Wisdom.

These books are treasured classics, written nearly 40 years ago, and still very relevant today. 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Master Storyteller Nkechi Taifa resurrects and re-publishes her popular books for young people from over three decades ago as she brings her timeless wisdom for new generations to enjoy.

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SHINING LEGACY
(Ages: 8 yrs old and up)

Nkechi Taifa's classic, award-winning book Shining Legacy, was first published in 1983.               

Nkechi Taifa's extraordinary and original storytelling celebrates history, heroes and heroines of the past through dramatic epic, ballad, legend and saga, all accentuated with moving and rhythmic rhyme. Role models range from Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Sojourner Truth, to Malcolm X, Denmark Vesey, Toussaint L'Ouverture, and Marcus Garvey. Shining Legacy is perfect for the young and elder alike, in both family and classroom settings.

BOOKS FOR
CHILDREN



THE ADVENTURES OF KOJO AND AMA
(Ages: 5 yrs old - 12 yrs old)

Journey with Kojo and Ama through seven adventures combining excitement, fun and suspense with lessons in pride and heritage. The children’s heroic black cat Sheba brings them good luck as they find themselves in settings ranging from an inner city park to the deep South, and from the island of Jamaica to ancient Egypt.
The Adventures of Kojo and Ama was first published in 1992.

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FOLKTALES FOR
CHILDREN

Short stories to fill your child's mind with great life lessons!

 

Featuring: 

  • Ayanna

  • A Marcus Garvey Story

  • Jabari’s Incredible Journey

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THREE TALES OF WISDOM
(Ages: 8 yrs old and up)

  • Anansi’s magic helps Ayanna get to the Harvest Festival, despite the fact that her two sisters fail to follow the Seven Principles of the value system... 
     

  • A young brother growing up in New York City learns the story of the mighty Marcus Garvey...
     

  • Jabari finds wisdom through his encounters with spiders, lions, warriors, elephants, cockroaches, camels and birds...
     

  • Extra Treat! ANCIENT PROVERBS!​ 
    A potpourri of African Proverbs provide food for wise thought and action...

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TESTIMONIALS

Endorsements of children’s books have been retained from the

original 1983 publication date

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“PRINCIPLED"

"From the principled defense of political prisoners to demands for reparations, we witness the critical and often exciting trajectory of a lawyer whose work clearly moves us toward radical futures."

ANGELA DAVIS

“BRILLIANT &
EXTRAORDINARY"

Nkechi Taifa is a brilliant lawyer and an extraordinary champion for justice, reparations and human rights.”

DANNY GLOVER

“FULFILLING A NEED"

"Nkechi Taifa correctly perceives a great need for role models for Afro-American youth.  Her book, Shining Legacy, commendably attempts to fulfill that need.  In well-researched poems and tales, in clear and idiomatic language, she has celebrated role models ranging from Toussaint L'Ouverture to Paul Robeson, from Harriet Tubman to Fannie Lou Hamer. Aimed at a young audience, it still could benefit older readers."

STERLING BROWN,         (1983)

Poet Laureate &

Professor Emeritus,

Howard University

“SOUNDING AN ALARM"

New Creativity from a new author. Sounding an alarm for Unity, Love, Power!  Read and be renewed. Welcome Nkechi to the circle of poets.

SONIA SANCHEZ,         (1983)

Author & Activist

“VALUABLE"

"Sister Nkechi has rendered us an excellent service by producing this valuable book for our children.  During my many years of publishing, I've come across few books that speak to the needed roots of our people.  These storypoems and tales are a necessity for those young people who are seriously trying to locate an anchor for their tomorrows."

HAKI MADHUBUTI,         (1983)

Author &

Publisher -

Third World Press