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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As the only representative of the people VanSertima is trying to steal from. I find it incredibly disrespectful that we're not even taken into consideration as if the "Nubians" were the only reason we ... Read full review

Review: They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America

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As the only representative of the people VanSertima is trying to steal from. I find it incredibly disrespectful that we're not even taken into consideration as if the "Nubians" were the only reason we ... Read full review

Contents

The Secret Route from Guinea
1
The Visible Witnesses
19
The Mariner Prince of Mali
37
Copyright

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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.