Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
The Husia is a collection of sacred texts of ancient Egypt. A massive work in progress, it is a result of a project begun in the early 1980s by Maulana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He stated in his pilot project for the longer text in progress, Selections From the Husia: Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt , that “as part of a larger work, it represents a contribution to developing a definitive African sacred text which will serve as moral and spiritual guide and reinforcement in the same way other sacred texts do for their adherents and believers.” Various books of the Husia are to be published as translated until the collection of selected texts is complete. This entry looks at the text and the project that seeks to gather and publish them. The name chosen for the sacred text, Husia , is a ...