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Muntu Kuntu


From the Black Poet-Tree

Muntu, Kintu, Hantu and Kuntu are the four categories of African philosophy.  All being, all essence, in whatever form it is conceived, can be subsumed under one of these categories....Man and woman (Muntu), dog and stone (Kintu), east and yesterday (Hantu), beauty and laughter (Kuntu) are forces and as such are all related to one another....

NTU is Being itself, the cosmic universal force.... NTU is that force in which Being and beings coalesce.

NTU is what Muntu, Kintu, Hantu and Kuntu all equally are.

         --Janheinz Jahn, Muntu

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