“What is Sword and Soul?” by Milton Davis

African Blood Siblings

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“Men need images. Lacking them they invent idols. Better then to found the images on realities that lead the true seeker to the source.” — African Proverb

Not too many understand that images are not a luxury but a requirement.  “Men need images.”  Emphasis on ‘need.’  Milton Davis understands.  I came across Milton Davis because earlier I was doing research into African Montu (Martial) Arts and an occasional cowriter of Davis’ is the master Montu Artist Balogun O. Abeegunde of Egbe Ogun (Society of Ogun) fame.  The two and many others, like Brother G author of “Shades of Memnon,” write novels in the genre “Sword and Soul” which is essentially African “Sword and Sorcery”.  Especially for men, the genre is a powerful image for our people.  We need to see ourselves as Protectors lest we…

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