Dr. Ivan Van Sertima is a literary critic, linguist, anthropologist, and writer. In 1977 he wrote They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America, now in its sixteenth printing, for which he won the Clarence L. Holte Prize for excellence in literature and the humanities relating to the cultural heritage of Africa. He is the editor of the Journal of African Civilizations, and has edited numerous recent books including African Presence in Early America, Great African Thinkers, and Great Black Leaders: Ancient and Modern.
An author and editor, his prize-winning They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America is in its twenty-first printing; he has defended this highly controversial thesis before the Smithsonian, which has recently published his address.
Revisited: Second Edition (Journal of African Civilizations)
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Edition: 2 Rev Exp
Number Of Pages: 454
Publication Date: January 01, 1989
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
This volume represents a new departure in the examination of Egypt's place in the African context. It brings together the latest research on Nile Valley civilizations, what they achieved, and their impact on Africa and the world. The authors take an "Afrocentric" view in contrast to "Eurocentric" perspective in their studies of the birthplace of civilization.This volume includes sections on the race and origin of the ancient Egyptians' black dynasties and rulers, Egyptian science and philosophy, and great Egyptologists.
They Came before Columbus: The African Presence in
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Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 288pp.
Publication Date: August 1976
With the skill of a novelist, Ivan Van Sertima reveals to readers compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Black Africans in ancient America. It is the marriage of twin crafts--the artist's and the scholar's--in a book that makes it possible to see clearly the unmistakable face and handprint of Black Africans in Pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the civilization they found here.
African Presence in Early Asia
Publication Date: January 1985
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Publication Date: December 1990
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"...Well, the teacher explained to the class that there were no explorersfrom the African continent!!! My son then explained to the class thatshe was ignorant (her word) or miseducated (his word)..."
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