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They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in. Blood River by Tim Butcher How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney They Came Before Columbus by Ivan Van Sertima King Leopold’s Ghost by. THEY CAME BEFORE COLUMBUS: THE AFRICAN PRE-. SENCE IN ANCIENT AMERICA. By Ivan Van Sertima. New. York: Random House, Pp. xviii, .

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Sertima however fails to provide any conclusive proof of the extensive trading – it’s all circumstantial.

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The research is outstanding, rooted in truth and well documented! Click Add to Cart to order this product. There is even talk that Humans mixed and matched with archaic hominids that no longer exist! Oct 31, Khemauset Ankh rated it it was amazing. The evidence in undeniable and illustrates how history can easily be distorted by the political climate of the time. I don’t know enough about archaeology to say for sure how valid his arguments are in that regard, but they certainly ho Obviously this is a controversial book, but it’s a good book.


They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima

At this time I will also apologize. Teotihuacan is in Mexico. It is also interesting to note that although the Mayan pyramids are younger than those in Egypt, there have been pyramids found under Japanese waters that date years at least earlier than the oldest Egyptian pyramid, the Saqqara. This book says hugely, monumentally important things.


The Japanese underwater structures are natural underwater formations, not pyramids. Click to enlarge image s. Very interesting alternative interpretation of well known data about pre-columbian america. During the s, he worked for cane years in Great Britain as a journalist, doing weekly broadcasts vann the Caribbean and Africa.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. As a literary critic, he is the author of Caribbean Writers, a collection of critical essays on the Caribbean novel. As a linguist, he has published essays on the dialect of the Sea Islands off the Georgia Coast. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Jun 24, John rated it it was ok Shelves: I liked how he used writings during the same time of the naysayers wrote their articles and books. Dec 09, Amin Osama rated it it was amazing.

Im grateful to my history teacher who taught me how to find these first person resources bc i have learned alot about why blacks were enslaved and who idea it was to enslave my ancestors.

I kept shaking my head over its power. Please know that disrespect is never intended- not really. So it would not be surprising in the least if they were here before Europeans. They further called “fallacious” his claims that Africans had diffused the practices of pyramid building and mummificationand noted the independent rise of these in the Americas.

Forgive me for taking forever to read this book! Give me a break. Journal of African Civilizations. If any crossed it would have been theyy lost ship that never made it back. However, if it became common knowledge that Africans were in America well b Incredibly eye opening.


Ivan Van Sertima

It provides further evidence that all great civilizations and races are heavily indebted to one another and that no race has a monopoly on enterprise and inventive genius. West African’s of that period often made offerings to the Ocean, a gourd filled with seeds would be most appropriate.

All-in-all this wasn’t a “pro-black” book rather it was an affirmation of less documented and talked about successes of the black race coluumbus others. Steal, corn, calendar, the concept of zero, wheat, etc.

These writings are in segtima of the traditional responsibility of sharing my learnings, for the consideration of others who may be on the path of decolonization. Other authors make this point in a more reasoned manner supported by more research. This is not the case.

Ancient and Modern, Journal of African Civilizations. Their article is available online here: He is a literary critic, a linguist, an anthropologist and has made a name in all three fields. During the decade of the s he broadcast weekly from Britain to Africa and t Dr. We have over radiocarbon dates from these coljmbus, and 30 of them date between and B.

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