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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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All of this evidence is absent because Van Sertima is basically a Charlatan using his creative writing degree to USE US for him money making scheme, and trick African descent people into believe the nonsense of Nubians coming to give us civilization???

This book left me questioning the legitimacy of all the history lessons I have been taught, and whether they too are mere fictions that were created to support the political agenda of their time. Sertlma landmark presentation before Congress was illuminating and brilliantly presented in the name of all peoples of color across the world. I liked how he used writings during the same time of the naysayers wrote their articles and books. The life and times of the black Egyptians and the black Emperors of Mali were compelling and informative reads.

I especially liked that h The best book I’ve read on African American history. Want to Read saving…. Books by Ivan Van Sertima. Cane making a brief mention of Eric Von-Danniken, one of my favorite Anthropologists ever, Ivan carelessly states that Von-Danniken “made up” his “spaceman theory,” a horrible misnomer as the actual Acheologica On pageof the Random House copy of this book, there is an apparent TYPO, first Paragraph, eighth line down, “Nacron wertima “preservative Egyptians used for Mummification ” should actually be “Natron.


The sad irony is that by charging Western historians of base racism for discounting any Read this at a suggestion of a co-worker. Oct 11, Jansen Estrup rated it it was amazing.

Ivan Van Sertima – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. View all 6 comments. Jun 24, John rated it it was ok Shelves: This text should be required reading for all high school students. This page was last edited on colu,bus Decemberat As one who has been immersed in Mexican archaeology for some forty years, and who participated in the excavation of the first giant heads, I must confess, I am thoroughly convinced of the soundness of Van Sertima’s conclusions.

They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America.

Couldn’t put this down. Byers rated it it was amazing. Why didn’t they trade with Africans, and “give beore the civilization” Van Sertima claims? First, he ends up treating the Pre-Columbian, South American Natives in exactly the same manner as he accuses others of treating Africa!!!

Ivan Van Sertima

Retrieved from ” https: Why isn’t there any exchange of technologies? In the beginning of the book, I think he spends too much energy trying to make an argument that, at best, has several holes, and, at sertimx, is filled with speculation.

Or immunity to “old world” diseases? Every chapter is accompanied with relevant Notes and References that are most interesting in themselves.


They Came Before Columbus – PAPERBACK

I highly recommend this book. On ivzn JulyVan Sertima testified before a United States Congressional committee to oppose recognition of the th anniversary of Christopher Columbus ‘s “discovery” of the Americas.

I believe we will see the same with the African presence in America and you can say you read it first with Sertima’s excellent book.

About Ivan Van Sertima. Why not shake it up a bit??

I feel like I would have rated this book higher if I had read it earlier in life when I was inundated with material that perpetuated social darwinistic myths about the inadequacies of non-european cultures. During the s, he worked for several years in Great Britain as a journalist, doing weekly broadcasts to the Caribbean and Africa. I learned a ton.

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

It was my fault alone! On pageof the Random House copy of this book, there is an apparent TYPO, first Paragraph, eighth line down, “Nacron a “preservative Egyptians used for Mummification ” should actually be “Natron.

When the Europeans made extensive contact with the American civilizations, the latter collapsed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I think he could have simply presented the hard evidence and let it speak for itself.