They Came Before Columbus

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Random House, 1976 - America - 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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Thoroughly vetted with strong research and reference tools. History has not been given its complete truth and this book covers many hidden hard truths about the journey of African origins. A thought provoking account. Read full review

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Nice chapter on Mali Empire and Abubakari's naval expedition., but studiously omits any overt references to Islam or Muslims. Read full review

Contents

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