In a masterful and unique manner, Dr. Ben uses Black Man of the Nile to challenge and expose "Europeanised" African history. Black Man of the Nile and His Family, first published in 1972, is Dr. Ben’s best known work. It captures much of the substance of his early research on ancient Africa. In a masterful and unique manner, Dr. Ben uses Black Man of the Nile to challenge and expose the typical African History we are taught today. Review - "A historical review of the Nile valley civilisation, its roots and its extent. Starting from "pre-history" Ben Joachannan explores the etymology of what later became one of the first outstanding civilisation on earth right up until the total collapse of Egypt after it was taken over by the Romans.Ben Jochannan dispels the mysteries and lies perpetuated by the 19th to 21st-century European scholars through facts and real logical proofs. a brilliant book to be read by all Afrikan people". Published 1972, 1989. 381 pages.
For the first time is evidence for one of the most dramatic, but distorted, ignored and forgotten episodes of human history. Michael Bradley is one of the most underrated scholars of our time. One of a number of books indicating the African presence among nations and people outside of Africa as early as 800 B.C. and probably before. Dawn Voyage: The Black African Discovery of America reveals the agricultural, religious, artistic and architectural evidence that "Black" Africans from the sub-Sahara were probably the first "discoverers" of America from across the Atlantic, but notes that the first true "discoverers" were, the Asiatic nomads crossing the Bering Land Bridge during the period of the last "Ice Age".The book also shows readers evidence that, seafaring Asians possibly reached America across the Pacific earlier than "Black" Africans from across the Atlantic. But the evidence is presented to show that African contact, unlike possible sporadic Oriental sea-borne contact, actually influenced the development of Mezo-american civilisations in important ways. Review - "excellent book. well documented and well written. discusses the pre columbian contact of african civilization with american civilizations, supports the theory of trans atlantic voyages and the dissemination of cultural traits from africa to america". Published 1987*, July 1st 2011. 193 pages. .
First published in 1926, Drusilla Dunjee Houston, a self-taught historian, describes the origin of civilisation and creates links amongst the ancient Black populations in Persia, Arabia, Babylonia, and India. A very thorough collection of material uncovering the early dominance of the Black race in Western and Southeastern Asia. In each example she concludes that the ancient Blacks who inhabited these areas were all culturally related and provides great details to show this.Review - By Arthur A Schomberg, noted historian. "I can assure everyone that the author must have used considerable oil in her lamp represented by her exhaustive research, the indefatigable labor that resulted i the astonishing compilation before me...We are indebted to Drusilla Dunjee Houston for this illuminating and comprehensive book." Published 1st June 1985. 280 pages.
Echos of the Old Darkland is the first original book by Dr. Charles S. Finch III in which the author attempts to trace origin and the evolution of humanity, is culture, myths, and religion in Africa in light of modern findings. Charles S. Finch III, M.D. examines the paleontological record, cultural anthropology, religious symbolism, & astronomical mythology to trace the origin & evolution of humanity & culture in Africa from prehistory to the Christian era. Humanity itself began in Africa, as did human culture, first organized into matriarchal social structures that conferred on the feminine/matristic principal an early pre-eminence in religion, law, & symbolism. The seemingly universal patriarchal life modes of the modern world actually evolved fairly late out of the primal matriarchy. Following discussions on the origin & evolution of prehistoric human culture, the author analyzes Biblical names & compares ancient Egyptian & Judeo-Christian texts to show that Judaism & Christianity are lineal descendants of the old Egyptian religion, itself a product of the incredibly ancient symbolic myths of prehistoric Africa. Thus, Yahweh & Christ appear to derive from early African divinities; long-standing traditions make Moses an Egyptian priest & the historical Jesus an initiate of the Egyptian Therapeutae (Essenes). The underlying message of ECHOES OF THE OLD DARK LAND is that in recovering the early story of humanity, all roads lead to Africa. Thus, ECHOES will provoke controversy & new thought on subjects increasingly pertinent as the world prepares to grapple with the challenges of the next millenium.
They Came Before Columbus shows us a dramatic, thought-provoking, and incredibly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. In They Came Before Columbus, we see clearly the unmistakable black Africans in pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the civilisations they came into contact with. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the written and griot accounts of the explorers themselves, Ivan Van Sertima builds a mountain of evidence to support his claim of an African presence in the New World centuries before Columbus. Van Sertima remakes some of the most powerful scenes of human history with his gift of storytelling: the launching of the great ships of Mali in 1310, the sea expedition of the Mandingo king in 1311 and many others. Published September 23rd 2003. 336 Pages.
The Black Presence In The East What is the origin of the many Black populations in Asia? What are their links to Africa in prehistoric times? And in recent times?Has history been distorted by other dominant populations? This is an immense subject which Runoko Rashidi investigates diligently. Rashidi's reputation was initially based on his earlier work on the African presence in Asia. This book incorporates his earlier work as well as more recent researches and insights. It refers to the research of earlier scholars and explores the Black presence in Iraq, Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Japan, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. It also covers the 'age of enslavement'. The second part of the book is a more personal record of Rashidi's travels and encounters with black people in many Asian and Middle Eastern countries. It also includes articles on the same subject by other Black scholars and is backed up by copious references and a thorough bibliography. The book has 95 colour and black and white photographs which support the author's arguments. Market: General, Undergraduate and Postgraduate, Student Reading List, Library, Black Interest, Asia Interest.
As a young man, scholar and historian Runoko Rashidi was inspired by traveling journalist and historian J. A. Rogers. Rogers was undefeatable in rescuing and uncovering Black history from obscure places around the world as well as in unearthing African origins among many of Europe's historical ruling families. W.E. B. DuBois once wrote of Rogers, No man alive has written more about the Negro. In Rogers's life and work, Rashidi found inspiration and pledged to travel the world much like Rogers had done, following in his footsteps and witnessing firsthand the presence of Africa around the world. This book documents Rashidi's inspired Global Journeys in Search of the African Presence. This unique travelogue records his country-by-country travels in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Russia, the Pacific and Caribbean Islands, and Central and South America. It also recounts his day-by-day encounters with people, historical markers, art, and cultural practices that both separate and unite Blacks around the world. It's a richly illustrated text with colorful photos primarily taken by the author. The photos do a wonderful job of highlighting the authors pursuit of global Africa. They also present readers with the same stunning visual African presence that Rashidi found and still finds as he continues his travels today. He has visited more than 100 countries, long ago surpassing the 60 that Rogers, his inspiration, visited. Travelogues as literature are not new as a way of sharing the experience of distant lands. They have been around for centuries. In fact, many of the early exploiters of Africa used their travelogues to inform other exploiters of Africa and the New World. The uniqueness of Rashidi's work is his passionate purpose. He turns the old tradition on its head. Rather than using the narrative to exploit and disperse people of African descent, Rashidis purpose is to unite those people, now found all over the world, by pointing to their similarities and unified beginnings. In that sense, the man and the book are unique. No one has traveled further, no one has traveled more, and no one has traveled with this mans passion of uniting people of African descent with their common origin and history. Rashidis global search continues. Today he regularly takes groups to the many distant places he has traveled and new ones that he crosses off his ever shorter list of places he hasnÕt visited. Hopefully, his current activity will lead to a second volume of global searching. With each group he leads, he gets to experience his passion anew, ensuring that a new generation will share the inspiration that propels him.
This book very simply answers one of the most common questions people ask... What happened to the people of Ancient Egypt. Read a concise and comprehensive historical account of Egypt for the last 3,000 years. Read about the forgotten Ancient Egyptians, who fled the foreign invasions and religious oppressors. Read how they rebuilt the Ancient Egyptians model system in Africa, when Egypt itself became an Arab colony. Read about the Ancient Egyptians' social, economical, and political systems, and their extended application into sub-Sahara Africa. Find out how the Islamic jihads fragmented and dispersed the African continent into endless misery and chaos. Discover the true causes and dynamics of African slavery.
An Outline Of The Western Sudan With An Account Of The Moden Settlement Of Northern Nigeria. When Lady Lugard sat down to write A Tropical Dependency, it was not her intention to inspire generations of Africans to regain the independence of their countries. Lady Lugard, wife of a former British Colonial Governor of Nigeria, written during the colonial period. Providing readers with useful information and insights into the development of the states of Western Sudan. Lugard writes of slavery as though it was a God-given right of Europeans to own Africans as slaves. Ironically, her text on Africa's place in history reaffirms the belief that "If Africa did it once, Africa can do it again!" Introduction by John Henrik Clarke. Review - "Liberal and open-minded for its day.Flora Shaw's history was deeply researched. She wrote well and was clearly fascinated with her subject - the region known now as Nigeria (which name she invented) - though she was clearly far more interested in the northern, Muslim peoples.Shaw was a remarkable journalist and writer - married to the first colonial governor of Nigeria, Sir Frederick Lugard". Published 1906*, 1997. 508 pages.
This carefully researched book is a significant addition to this vital unraveling of knowledge. It sets forth, in fascinating detail, the history, from earliest recorded times, of the black races of the Middle East and Africa. Dr. Rudolph R. Windsor is an internationally known author and speaker in the areas of history, and self-development. He is the author of five books. Review - "If you are one who is interested in cultural issues, historic issues, or have a deep sense of intuition this book is for you! Babylon to Timbuktu contains a vast wealth of historic knowledge that is very valuable particularly to persons of colour". First published January 1st 1969. 151 pages.
The Story of Vanished Negro Civilizations - An intimate history of Africa and its ancient civilizations, the book opposed the stereotyped and often racist histories of Africa. Today, a half century after its initial publication, African Glory still provides a vivid and dynamic connection to the African past. First published in 1954, a time when few books on African history were written from an African perspective. Dr. J.C. deGraft-Johnson, born in Ghana, aka Gold Coast, He obtained his education in the United Kingdom receiving a PhD degree in Economics from Edinburgh University. At the same time, he was thoroughly familiar with the culture and history of his motherland, having received his early education in West African schools. These factors are ever present as one reads "The Story of Vanished Negro Civilizations."Elder Dr. John Henrik Clarke contributed the afterword for our edition. His afterword places African Glory and its author within the larger struggle for world wide African independence. Dr. Clarke also provided a supplemental bibliography that adds to the many sources cited in African Glory. Published 1st January 1986 210 pages.
How did this religion reach Africa? And at what cost was this new found religion to Africa? Africans converted to Islam in Africa and those abroad have at last begun to lose some of their romanticism about the Arabs and Islam and are now asking some pertinent questions about this religion and it's original propagators that they should have asked long ago. Alfred J, Butler's book, The Arab Conquest of Egypt, and the Last Thirty Years of the Roman Dominion, first published in 1902, continues to stand the test of time, as it is being republished at this time. Review - "An excellent academic, yet easy to read, recite of a very dramatic period and events that the world is still affected by 600 years later. This book really helps to explain some of why things are happening in Egypt and when the tide of history changed". Published December 1st 1998. 563 pages.
'the greatest single crime in the world' Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: “The Middle Passage. Our Holocaust. It is our holocaust because this is a holocaust that started 500 years ago and it is not over. We do not start our count at 6 million, we start counting at 60 million, and we have just began to count. Not to take anything from the German and the European Holocaust. Whether the number was 6 or 60 million, even if it was wrong. But it was a problem started in Europe by Europeans that should have been resolved in Europe and Europeans. There can be no comparisons between this tragedy and our tragedy which was the greatest crime in the history of the world. why haven’t we memorialized our dead? It was almost like the crime of not burying them. This system has its roots in the Columbus Era and produced European world domination, Dr. John Henrik Clarke In Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust, provides an overall analysis of a period of history that has been systematically falsified and hidden from the serious scrutiny of African-centred scholars and researchers and other committed individuals. Clarke highlights the concepts that are keys to unveiling that truth about African history and destroying the “Big Lies” about white supremacy. Dr. Clarke challenges the traditional views of African Civilizations and its strength and weaknesses before the enslavement and colonialism periods. The Eurocentric view of Columbus as a “discovered” and states that he set in motion the genocidal process and renewed western racism, is greatly challenged. Professor Clarke points out that Columbus set in motion, political forces that established a global system of exploitation. Review - “ENLIGHTENING! INFORMATIVE! EMPOWERING! EVERYTHING A HISTORY BOOK SHOULD BE. I now understand why Dr. Clarke is mandatory reading for any person of African descent engaging in heritage learning. Dr. Clarke has examined this colossal dehumanizing of a people with minute detail, step by step and his chronicles reveal that the African Holocaust was 'the greatest single crime in the world' committed against a people. Nothing else can match this genocide and destruction.” Published August 14th 2000. 131 pages.
A significant part of this book focuses on the African resistance, in particular during the centuries of slavery. The African resistance is something that has been deliberately played down by historians throughout history. History books, as a result have always placed on due prominence on the works of those abolitionists, predominantly Europeans, who campaigned for abolition and emancipation. In favour of the ones telling their version. This is an unfair statement at the expense of the continuous resistance, revolts and retaliation by enslaved Africans themselves. Also, Africans themselves have played a significant role in the abolitionist movement and these key and missing parts in the story are revealed in this book. Published June 28th 1994. 280 pages.
This classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization. Cheikh Anta Diop, who was born in Dakar on the 29th of December 1923 and died on the 7th of February 1986. Diop was a historian, anthropologist, physicist, and politician who studied the human race’s origins and pre-colonial African culture. Though Diop is sometimes referred to as an Afrocentrist, he predates the concept and thus was not himself an Afrocentric scholar. However, “Diopian thought”, as it is called, is paradigmatic to Afrocentricity. His work was greatly controversial and throughout his career, Diop argued that there was a shared cultural continuity across African peoples that was more important than the varied development of different ethnic groups shown by differences among languages and cultures over time.Diop did his most significant work under the tutelege of Professor Frédéric Joliot in Paris. This culminated in (Diop’s) seminal work “The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality” (1974) is one of the seminal works on African proto history and history. It makes the case that both mankind and civilization started with black people. It argues that Ancient Egypt was largely Black African in race and culture during the first 2,000 years of its civilization. When Diop first put forward his thesis his work was resoundingly debunked by white Egyptologists and anthropologists, notably Bruce Trigger and other Europeans. But Diop was persistent and his theories were brilliantly defended by him. Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.
Investigating and solutions for social/cultural gaps between generations. The Integration Trap: The Generation Gap is a book that defines the generation gap as the most serious internal issue facing Black communities. This book examines strategies for the healing the generation gap, and it provides the most comprehensive analysis of Twa just societies from the hunter-gatherer societies to agrarian democracies showing that the Twa or Anu people gave birth to the world’s greatest classical civilization, ancient Kemet or ancient Egypt, founded by the Anu people agrarian Twa. This book also examines African American culture, showing that it is one of only two cultures that are indigenous to the United States (the other being Native American). This book shows that African American culture is the culture that counters oppressive cultures. Hip-hop scholars, political scientists, and scholars on African American culture use this book.
Woodson wrote this text to educate teachers and the general public about Africa. Carter G. Woodson was an African American writer and historian known as the 'Father of Black History.' He penned the influential book 'The Mis-Education of the Negro. Part I of the book presents a brief summary of Africa’s past, including chapters on "The Negro in Africa," "The Negro in the European Mind," "The Negro in America," "The Negro in Literature," "The Negro in Art," "The Education of the Negro," "The Religious Development of the Negro," and "Economic Imperialism." Published April 28th 1969. 490 pages.
This book surveys the impact that African people have made on world history. Dr. John Henrik Clarke guides the reader along a narrative journey that spans from antiquity through present times. Dr. Clarke provides a condenced introductory overview of the last 8,000 years of African history. Suitable for any lover of history, Africa or anyone looking to begin to undo the trauma of colonization and western academia. Published 1993. 112 pages
The Ancient and Mediaeval History of Black Civilisations In twenty two chapters, When We Ruled examines the nature of what we call Black history; critically surveying the often-shoddy documentation of that history. Importantly, it focuses upon African civilization in the Valley of the Nile and analyzes the key historical phases of Ancient Egypt--critical exercises for any professed scholar of African history and vital pieces of Africa's legacy When we Ruled is a timely and immensely important work of benefit to scholars and students alike. I am proud to add it to my library, from the Introduction--Runoko Rashidi