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Runoko Rashidi is an anthropologist and historian with a major focus on what he calls the Global African Presence–that is, Africans outside of Africa before and after enslavement. He is the author or editor of eighteen books, the most recent of which are Black Star: The African Presence in Early Europe, published by Books of Africa in London in November 2011 and African Star over Asia: The Black Presence in the East, published by Books of Africa in London in November 2012 and revised and reprinted in April 2013.  His other works include the African Presence in Early Asia, co-edited by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima.  Four of his works have been published in French.  His two major forthcoming works are: The Ivan Van Sertima Papers: The Global African Presence and Everywhere We Are: The Global African Presence by Runoko Rashidi.
As a traveler and researcher Dr. Rashidi has visited 103 countries.  As a lecturer and presenter, he has spoken in fifty-seven countries.
Runoko has worked with and under some of the most distinguished scholars of our generation, including Ivan Van Sertima, John Henrik Clarke, Asa G. Hilliard, Edward Scobie, John G. Jackson, Jan Carew and Yosef ben-Jochannan.
In 2005 Rashidi was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree by the Amen-Ra Theological Seminary in Los Angeles.
In October 1987 Rashidi inaugurated the First All-India Dalit Writer’s Conference in Hyderabad, India.
In 1999 he was the major keynote speaker at the International Reunion of the African Family in Latin America in Barlovento, Venezuela.
Runoko Rashidi - IN MARTINIQUE IN APRIL 2014

Runoko Rashidi – IN MARTINIQUE IN APRIL 2014

In August 2010 he was first keynote speaker at the First Global Black Nationalities Conference in Osogbo, Nigeria.
In December 2010 he was President and first speaker at the Diaspora Forum at the FESMAN Conference in Dakar, Senegal.
He is currently pursuing a major work on the African presence in the museums of the world.
As a tour leader he has taken groups to India, Australia, Fiji, Turkey, Jordan, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, Togo, Benin, France, Belgium, England, the Netherlands, Spain, Morocco, Senegal, the Gambia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.
Runoko Rashidi’s major mission in life is the uplift of African people, those at home and those abroad.  He is the official Traveling Ambassador for Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, currently in its 100th year of service.
For more information please go to www.travelwithrunoko.com
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THE GLOBAL AFRICAN COMMUNITY REFERENCE NOTES
A PRELIMINARY GLOBAL AFRICAN PRESENCE BOOK LIST*

Compiled and posted by RUNOKO RASHIDI
http://www.cwo.com/~lucumi/runoko.html
***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 Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1989.Ben-Jochannan, Yosef A.A. African Origins of 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 Civilization 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 of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology (Counseling and Development Series) 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 Challenge Chicago: Kemetic Institute, 1996.

Chandler, Wayne B. Ancient Future Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1999.

Chinweizu. West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite Lagos: Nok Publishers, 1978.

Clarke, John Henrik. Africans at the Crossroads: African World Revolution Trenton: Africa World Press, 1991.

DeGraft-Johnson, J.C. African Glory: The Story of Vanished Negro Civilizations Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1985.

Diop, Cheikh Anta. The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality tNew York: Lawrence Hill, 1974,

Diop, Cheikh Anta. The Cultural Unity of Black Africa: The Domains of Patriarchy and of Matriarchy in Classical Antiquity (Karnak History) 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 (Afro-American Culture and Society Monograph Ser Vol. 9) Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, UCLA, 1987,

Elder, Bruce. Blood on the Wattle: Massacres and maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788 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 Beginnings The Genesis of African 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.

Guillon, Emmanuel. Cham Art: Treasures of the Da Nang Museum, Vietnam Bangkok: River Books, 2001.

Harris, Joseph E.,ed. Africa and Africans as Seen by Classical Writers (William Leo Hansberry African History Notebook) Volume 2. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1977.

Hilliard III, Asa G. The Maroon Within Us: Selected Essays on African American Community Socialization 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; reprint. 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 (African American Life) 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 (New Marcus Garvey Library, No. 8) 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, Teacher’s Edition 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 Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1982.

Rogers, Joel Augustus. Sex and Race, Volume I: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands: The Old World New York 1942.

Rogers, Joel Augustus. World’s Great Men of Color, Volume I: Asia and Africa, and Historical Figures Before Christ, Including Aesop, Hannibal, Cleopatra, Zenobia, Askia the Great, and Many Others Sex and Race: A History of White, Negro, and Indian Miscegenation in the Two Americas, Vol. 2: The New World 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 Brooklyn: A & B Books, 1994.

Sharp, Saundra. Black Women for Beginners (Writers and Readers Documentary Comic Book, 58) 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 (Journal of African Civilizations) New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1985.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed. Egypt Revisited (Journal of African Civilizations,) New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1989.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed. The Golden Age of the Moor (Journal of African Civilizations, Vol 11, Fall 1991) New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1992.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed. Egypt: Child of Africa (Journal of African Civilizations, V. 12) 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: Cheikh Anta Diop (Great African Thinkers, Volume 1) New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1986.

Welsing, Frances Cress. The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors Chicago: Third World Press, 1991.

Williams, Chancellor. 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 (AWIS Lecture Series) 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 (Malcolm X speeches & writings) New York: Pathfinder, 1970.

*This is not intended to represent a full or even comprehensive book list and scores of works should and will be added. Nevertheless, these are indeed some of the essential books and belong in all of our libraries.

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