Global African Presence Reading List

They Came Before Columbus

A PRELIMINARY GLOBAL AFRICAN PRESENCE BOOK LIST*

COMPILED AND POSTED BY RUNOKO RASHIDI**

DEDICATED TO DR. JOHN HENRIK CLARKE (1915-1998)

Akbar, Na’im. Visions for Black Men.

Nashville: Winston-Derek, 1991.

Ani, Marimba.  Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior.

Trenton: Africa World Press, 1994.

Armah, Ayi Kwei.  Two Thousand Seasons.

Poppenguine, Senegal: Per Ankh, 2000.

Begg, Ean.  The Cult of the Black Virgin.

London: Arkana, 1986.

Ben-Jochannan, Yosef A.A.  Black Man of the Nile and His Family.

Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1989.

Ben-Jochannan, Yosef A.A.  African Origins of the Major Western Religions.

Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1991.

Bennett, Lerone.  Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America.

Harmondsworth: 1962.

Browder, Anthony Y.  Nile Valley Contributions to Civilizations: Exploding the Myths, Volume 1.

Introduction by John Henrik Clarke:

Washington, DC: Institute of Karmic Guidance, 1992.

Butweiku I, Nana Ekow.  Afrikan Theology, Cosmogony & Philosophy: An Insight on Traditional Afrikan Religion.

Introduction by Runoko Rashidi.

Hampton: UB & US Communications Systems, 1999.

Bynum, Edward Bruce.  The African Unconscious: Roots Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology.

Foreword by Linda James Myers.

New York: Teachers College,

Carruthers, Jacob H.  The Irritated Genie: An Essay on the Haitian Revolution.

Chicago: The Kemetic Institute, 1985.

Carruthers, Jacob H.  Intellectual Warfare.

Chicago: Third World Press, 1999.

Carruthers, Jacob H., and Leon Harris, eds.  African World History Project: The Preliminary Project.

Chicago: Kemetic Institute, 1996.

Chandler, Wayne B.  Ancient Future: The Teachings and Prophetic Wisdom of the Seven Hermetic Laws of Ancient Egypt.

Introduction by Ivan Van Sertima.

Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1999.

Chinweizu.  The West and the Rest of Us.

Lagos: Nok Publishers, 1978.

Clarke, John Henrik. Notes for an African World Revolution: Africans at the Crossroads.

Trenton: Africa World Press, 1991.

DeGraft-Johnson, J.C.  African Glory: The Story of Vanished Negro

Civilizations. 1954; reprinted.

Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1985.

Diop, Cheikh Anta.  African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality.

Translated from the French by Mercer Cook. New York: Lawrence Hill, 1974,

Diop, Cheikh Anta.  The Cultural Unity of Black Africa.: The Domains of Patriarchy and Matriarchy in Classical Antiquity.

Introduction by John Henrik Clarke.

Afterword by James G. Spady.

Chicago: Third World Press, 1978.

Diop, Cheikh Anta.  Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology.

Translated from the French by Yaa-Lengi Meema Ngemi.

Edited by Harold J. Salemson and Marjolijn de Jager.

New York: Lawrence Hill, 1991.

Drake, St. Clair.  Black Folk Here and There: An Essay in History and Anthropology, Volume 1.

Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, UCLA,

1987,

Elder, Bruce.  Blood on the Wattle: Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians Since 1988.

Sydney: New Holland Publishers, 1998.

Fanon, Frantz.  The Wretched of the Earth.

New York: Grove Press, 1963.

Finch III, Charles S. Echoes of the Old Darkland: Themes from the African Eden.

Decatur: Khenti, 1991.

Finch III, Charles S.  The Star of Deep of Beginnings: The Genesis of Africa Science of Technology.

Decatur: Khenti, 1998.

Fraser, Rosalie.  Shadow Child: A Memoir of the Stolen Generation.

Alexandria: Hale & Iremonger, 1998.

Gnammankou, Dieudonne.  Pouchkine et le Monde Noir.

Paris: Presence Africaine, 1999.

Glon, Emmanueluil.  Cham Art: Treasures from the Da Nang Museum, Vietnam.

Bangkok: River Books, 2001.

Harris, Joseph E.,ed. Africa and Africans as Seen by Classical Writers: The William Leo Hansberry Notebook, Volume 2.

Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1977.

Hilliard III, Asa G. The Maroon Within Us.

Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1994.

Hilliard III, Asa G.  SBA: The Reawakening of the African Mind.

Foreword by Wade W. Nobles.

Gainesville: Makare, 1997

Houston, Drusilla Dunjee. Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire.

1926; rpt. Introduction by W. Paul Coates.

Afterword by Asa G. Hilliard III.

Commentary by James G. Spady.

Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1985.

Jackson, John G.  Introduction to African Civilizations. Foreword by Runoko Rashidi.

Introduction by John Henrik Clarke.

New York: Citadel, 2001.

James, George G.M.  Stolen Legacy: The Greeks Were not the Authors of Greek Philosophy, but the People of North Africa Commonly Called the Egyptians.

1954; rpt. Introduction by Asa G. Hilliard III.

San Francisco: Julian Richardson, 1988.

Katz, William Loren. Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage.

New York: Atheneum, 1986.

Killens, John Oliver.  Great Black Russian: A Novel on the Life and Times of Alexander Pushkin.

Introduction by Addison Gayle.

Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989.

Martin, Tony.  Race First: The Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association.

Dover: The Majority Press, 1976.

McCray, Walter Arthur.  The Black Presence in the Bible: Discovering the Black and African Identity of Biblical Persons and Nations.

Chicago: Black Light Fellowship, 1990.

Moore, Carlos, ed.  African Presence in the Americas.

Trenton: Africa World Press, 1995.

Obenga, Theophile. Ancient Egypt and Black Africa: A Student’s Handbook for the Study of Ancient Egypt in Philosophy, Linguistics and Gender Relations.

London: Karnak House, 1992.

Rajshekar, V.T.  Dalit: The Black Untouchables of India.

Foreword by Y.N. Kly.

Afterword by Runoko Rashidi. Atlanta: Clarity Press, 1995.

Rashidi, Runoko, and Ivan Van Sertima, eds.  African Presence in Early Asia.

New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1995.

Raven, Susan.  Rome in Africa.

London: Routledge, 1993.

Rodney, Walter. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. Introduction by Vincent Harding.

Postscript by A.M. Babu. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1982.

Rogers, Joel Augustus. Sex and Race.

Rogers: New York 1942.

Rogers, Joel Augustus. World’s Great Men of Color, two volumes.

New York: Macmillan, 1972.

Sabbioni, Jennifer, Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith, eds.  Indigenous Australian Voices: A Reader.

New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998.

Scobie, Edward.  Global African Presence. Introduction by Ivan Van Sertima.

Brooklyn: A & B Books, 1994.

Sharp, Saundra.  Black Women for Beginners.

New York: Writers and Readers, 1993.

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

New York: Random House, 1976.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed.  African Presence in Early Europe.

New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1985.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed.  Egypt Revisited.

New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1989.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed. Golden Age of the Moor.

New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1992.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed.  Egypt: Child of Africa.

New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1994.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed. Early America Revisited.

New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1998.

Van Sertima, Ivan, and Larry Obadele Williams, eds.  Great African Thinkers, Volume 1: Cheikh Anta Diop.

New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1986.

Welsing, Frances Cress.  The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors.

Chicago: Third World Press, 1991.

Williams, Chancellor.  The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

Chicago: Third World Press, 1987.

Wilson, Amos N.  Afrikan-Centered Consciousness Versus the New World Order: Garveyism in the Age of Globalism.

New York: Afrikan World Infosystems, 1999.

Woodson, Carter G. The Mis-Education of the Negro.

Washington, DC: Associated Publishers, 1933.

X, Malcolm.  Malcolm X on Afro-American History.

New York: Pathfinder, 1970.

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