They Came Before Columbus The African Presence in Ancient America Written by Ivan Van Sertima They Came Before Columbus Category: History – Americas. 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. absurdity in a genre which has never attracted much rigorous scholarship in the best of times. Africanists who read They Came. Before Columbus will come.

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Why not shake it up a bdfore But I do encourage everyone to read it, largely as an exercise to think through what he states, and find the holes in his theory yourself.

Ivan Van Sertima – Wikipedia

Don’t get me wrong, his history is accurate but the direction he goes just doesn’t have enough hard evidence for his ideas to become mainstream, it’s almost as if Sertima started a journey he knew he wouldn’t be able to finish with the evidence and research at his disposal. Ivan Van Sertima has written a beforr work of alternative anthropology and cultural history of MesoAmerica.

No trivia or quizzes yet. This text should be required reading for all high school students. During the decade columbux the s he broadcast weekly from Britain to Africa and t Dr.


Namely, he insists that all the “major civilization improvements” came directly from “revered and Conquering” Africans. Ifan how another Columbus Day has come and gone, it’s important to add this book to my read shelf.

He also appeared before a Congressional Committee on July 7, to challenge the Columbus myth. In Dean R.

I highly recommend this book. He gets caught up in the argument of authenticity, which doesn’t seem to achieve much Ivan Van Sertima passes at 74″.

However, if it became common knowledge that Africans were in America columbuw b Incredibly eye opening. She also planned to publish a book of his poetry. After divorcing his first wife, Sertima remarried into Jacqueline L.

They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America

Should be required reading in Junior High maybe even elementary schools in the U. It was my fault alone! The insightful study of how 77 American Indian tribal names were the same as those of the Berbers in Africa will leaving you wanting to discover more about this information. Jul 13, James Hall rated it it was amazing. WHY did the nubians fleet travel all the way to “Mexico”?

Any reader who has given this work a negative review, is due to the fact they do not know history and anthropology, and their foundation has been based off of some of the pioneers and scholars who have been culturally biased against Black people and Ancient Black civilizations.

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They Came Before Columbus – PAPERBACK

I’m utterly tired of conventional history and how it panders to White Supremacy. He was best known for his Olmec alternative origin speculationsa brand of pre-Columbian contact theorywhich he proposed in his book They Came Before Columbus What really bugs me is that Sertima never adresses the most serious argument against his thesis: Sertima however fails to do so.

Dec 30, Lalena rated it really liked it.

Trivia About They Came Before Van Sertima retired in There is a slight reference to textile trading that caught my attention. An Overview” discusses early African advances in metallurgy, astronomy, mathematics, architecture, engineering, agriculture, navigation, medicine and writing.

Nov 15, Tlacaelel Quetzalcoatl rated it did not like it. University of LondonRutgers University.

They Came Before Columbus – Paperback

Jan 15, Kembahli seritma it as to-read. It begins with some really engrossing explorations that challenged my understandings, and who doesn’t like that? He completed primary and secondary school in Guyana, and started writing poetry.

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