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Review of They Came Before Columbus by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

Why I Chose this Book

I am of what you would call, “recent African ancestry.” I also work with many foreign-born Chinese people. Sometimes the conversation will somehow, turn into a history lesson about China. 1,747 more words

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Looking for a past: the Republic of Congo

This post comes from Tim Copeland who is a Visiting Fellow in Landscape Archaeology and a Senior Advisor to Nexus Heritage.

In 2007, Nicholas Sarkozy, the then French President, gave an incendiary speech in Senegal describing the situation in the former French colonies: ‘….the tragedy of Africa is that Africa has not entered into history. 870 more words


Book Review: Purple Hibiscus

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publisher: Originally by Algonquin in 2003

“Being defiant can be a good thing sometimes,” Aunty Ifeoma said. “Defiance is like marijuana – it is not a bad thing when it is used right.”  449 more words


Africa Day 2016

Africa day is one for me to celebrate with pride
Being an African is associated with poverty begging and need in the global perspective
But to me it means something totally different; 144 more words

THERE WAS A COUNTRY( A personal history of Biafra)

If you think you have it tough, read history books_ Bill Maher.

Author: Chinua Achebe ((1930- 2013)
Genre: Memoir (non-fiction)
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Page count: 333… 573 more words


Images of history

by John Raimo

As often as historians and art historians talk past one another, they also come together before common problems, questions, and… 1,759 more words