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Etymology:

From the Swahili plurale tantum maafa (“disaster, catastrophe”). Coined in 1994 by Marimba Ani (in Let the Circle Be Unbroken: The Implications of African Spirituality in the Diaspora) on the model of the Hebrew-derived designation Shoah of the Jewish Holocaust.


Noun:

Maafa (uncountable) (Afrocentrism) The history of slavery and anti-black racism and discrimination in the United States; the supposed "genocide against Africans" associated with historical slavery. 2003, Out of the revolution: the development of Africana studies (edited by Aldridge and Young; published by Lexington Books), page 250: The Maafa concept explains the conditions of disorganization, disunity, self-hatred, and alienation affecting African people to varying degrees.


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