Asili is the logos of a culture, within which its various aspect cohere. It is the developmental germ/seed of a culture. It is the cultural essence, the ideological core, the matrix of a cultural entity which must be identified in order to make sense of the collective creations of it members.

from page xxv of Yurugu, An African-Centered critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior by Marimba Ani

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