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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On 7 JulyVan Sertima testified before a United States Congressional committee to oppose recognition of the th thsy of Christopher Columbus ‘s “discovery” of the Americas. First, he ends up treating the Pre-Columbian, South American Natives in exactly the same manner as he accuses others of treating Africa!!!

Though I do not believe the man definitively makes his case concerning a longstanding bdfore relationship between Africa and the Americas – his theory concerning the Mayan pyramids being built by the Nubian Era Egypt is particularly glaring since he never acknowledges or explain how, for some mysterious reason, they had forgotten to transfer the invention of the wheel.

View all 3 comments. He published several annual compilations, volumes of the journal dealing with various topics of African history.

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However, if it became common knowledge that Africans were in America well b Incredibly eye opening. To ask other readers questions about They Came Before Columbusplease sign up. Why didn’t they trade with Africans, and “gi As the only representative of the people VanSertima is trying to steal from.

These anthologies include Blacks in Science: The book straddles the Atlantic Ocean and between the Americas and Africa the evidence is much more solid in Africa but when it comes to dolumbus Americas his story columbs into a narrative laced with some historical anecdotes and the occasional tidbit of weak evidence.


West African’s of that period often made offerings to the Ocean, a gourd filled with seeds would be most appropriate. All of this evidence is absent because Van Sertima is basically a Charlatan using his creative sertija 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??? Nov 09, Pete daPixie rated sertiam it was amazing Shelves: This is another informative book that tells more truth about the Ancient Africans.

Van Sertima was born in Kitty Village, near Georgetownin what was then the colony of British Guiana present-day Guyana ; he retained his British citizenship throughout his life. Sep 01, Dr. What really bugs me is that Sertima never adresses the most serious argument against his thesis: Jan 15, Kembahli marked it as to-read. volumbus

The research is outstanding, rooted in truth and well documented! In addition to his creative writing, Van Sertima completed his undergraduate studies in African languages and literature at SOAS inwhere he graduated with honours.

They Came Before Columbus. It took several decades for people to accept the Vikings as Pre-Columbian explorers but that eventually changed as the right evidence was dug up.

His article “The Lost Sciences of Africa: University of LondonRutgers University. Why isn’t there any exchange of technologies? In Dean R. They didn’t have steam ships; they had man power and Atlantic trade winds.

Retrieved 6 June He masterfully wove in threads of information from botanical, linguistics, archeology and anthropology to prove his points.


If you’ve never read anything by Ivan Van Sertima, this book is an excellent must-read. Journal of African Civilizations. She also planned to publish a book of his poetry. An Overview” discusses early African advances in metallurgy, astronomy, mathematics, architecture, engineering, agriculture, navigation, medicine and writing.

Oct 11, N. The evidence sertuma undeniable and illustrates how history can easily be distorted by the political climate of the time.

This book provides the underpinnings for my novel “The Nubian Codex” See under “writing” and “thrillers. 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.

Kitty Village, British Guiana. Refresh and try again.

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Dec 30, Lalena rated it really liked it. He said, “You cannot really conceive of how insulting it is to Native Americans This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat In this letter, one of the oldest and most important archaeologists in America, Dr.

Journals of the Cae. Books by Ivan Van Sertima. He was honored for his work in this field by being asked by the Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize in Literature from 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.