They Came Before Columbus

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Random House, 1976 - History - 288 pages
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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.

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His writing style is engaging and fluid. - Goodreads
Ivan Van Sertima is a brilliant writer. - Goodreads
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one of the most eye awakening books on earth. Shows how much history has been deleted.

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They Came Before Columbus was and remains a seminal book to understand the magnificence of the black diaspora pre-colonization. Dr. Van Sertima was the historian that most influenced me when I was a ... Read full review


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Ivan Van Sertima’ s pioneering work in linguistics and anthropology has appeared in numerous scholarly journals. Professor Van Sertima teaches Afro-American studies at Rutgers University.

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