From 1957-1959 he served as a Press and Broadcasting Officer in the Guyana Information Services. Along with such men as Chancellor Williams, John Henrik Clarke, Cheikh Anta Diop, Walter Rodney, Asa G. Sometimes, the door is open for dialogue. What I find interesting is that there are pyramids in China thought to be older than these and the Afrocentrists are now looking to see how they can sequester their ancient history and accomplishments as well! The city is as expansive as any present day metropolis and as well organized yet it was in existence 2600 years ago! To me, Ivan Van Sertima was more than a great scholar. N Nanu, on said: Hello ninebabydragons.
Willis Carrier built the first air conditioner in 1906, Frederick Jones, an African American built an air conditioner for food transport in trucks in 1949. Van Sertima was also Visiting Professor at Princeton University. I saw the Caral video and found it amazing! The physical features of East African people are very different from those of West Africa, and nothing like the Olmec heads. Reactionary tendencies are sometimes invisible, and while I do re-write, I may miss a comment. As an acclaimed poet, his work graces the pages of River and the Wall, 1953 and has been published in English and German. Ivan Van Sertima was born in Guyana, South America.
A people should never forget their history. Makes me wonder, when did racism become a good idea? African Americans have accomplished many things, but those myths are not a part of them. My argument is against Afrocentric claims taking full credit for the growth of another ethnic group for the purpose of self-aggrandizement. He goes as far as to suggest that these carved images were possibly made to glorify these black leaders who have taught them so much! Your work will never be forgotten. He was educated at the School of Oriental and African Studies London University and the Rutgers Graduate School and held degrees in African Studies and Anthropology.
During the decade of the 1960s he broadcast weekly from Britain to Africa and the Caribbean. I offer alternative perspectives on a variety of topics based on personal experience, study, introspection and spiritual and personal reflection. In They Came Before Columbus, we see clearly the unmistakable face and handprint of black Africans in pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the civilizations they encountered. Ivan Van Sertima, one of the most outstanding Guyanese of all time. Ivan Van Sertima was born in Guyana, South America. One of the points Van Sertima makes, that I found intriguing for a minute was the megalithic Olmec heads. Not once does the author consider the possibility that maybe the indigenous folks from over here went to Africa to school them, instead.
However, the offense lies in the implication that the indigenous people of the Americas were empty-headed morons just waiting, with open arms, for someone to come and guide them to civilization. After a discussion on the documentary, the new book by Dr. He was educated at the School of Oriental and African Studies London University and the Rutgers Graduate School and held degrees in African Studies and Anthropology. These huge carved heads have thick lips and flat noses and he places these images side by side with pictures of West African people who have similar features. This idea of auto-segregation seems to be trending among our relations.
Van Sertima defended his highly controversial thesis on the African presence in pre-Columbian America before the Smithsonian. Additionally, there are some truths that are so unpleasant that just speaking of the topic is horrid. There is even talk that Humans mixed and matched with archaic hominids that no longer exist! Racial division is a human construct, not a scientific one. You may comment or send me an email via the email page. He also compiled the Swahili Dictionary of Legal Terms, based on his field work in Tanzania, East Africa, in 1967. At this time I will also apologize. Nevertheless, I salute the organizers of this wonderful programme and wish you all the best.
We have over 150 radiocarbon dates from these sites, and 30 of them date between 2600 and 4100 B. They should never forget their great scholars. He was a colleague, a mentor and a friend. Afrocentrism claims credit for the growth and development of every facet of life in other ethnicities and societies without considering the possibility of independent discovery and invention, as if any mind other than African or black, was too primitive to create, discover and invent. The Ivan Van Sertima Papers is a unique work, beautifully illustrated with original photographs. I wish you and yours the very best. The oldest known Egyptian mummy was dated around 3500 B.
Shame your Gramma had to see that. These were the inventions I had heard growing up. Second, the debt owed to African and Arab Moors for certain inventions, usually credited to the Renaissance, is discussed, as well as the much earlier Egyptian influence on Greek science and philosophy; African Presence in Early Asia 1985, 1988 co-edited with Runoko Rashidi and divided into five sections. You attacked the messenger and ignored the message, which seems pretty much status quo as described above. During the decade of the 1960s he broadcast weekly from Britain to Africa and the Caribbean. But the proto-type of the one we use now was invented in 1939 by Earl Thompson with a group of engineers. From a Native perspective, this book is the same garbage that the Europeans have been dishing out since they got here.
Below is the text of a tribute to Dr. This landmark presentation before Congress was illuminating and brilliantly presented in the name of all peoples of color across the world. This makes one wonder about who went where, especially since genetics are now showing that the Native American came from Asia to the American continent- maybe some just continued the journey all the way to Africa and taught them how to make pyramids also. He is also the author of several major literary reviews published in Denmark, India, Britain and the United States. The modern thought that all this travel and coupling, mixing and matching only started a couple of years before we realized it was happening, is ridiculous.
You are met by the…. Nanu, on said: Good day Tiseti, and thank you for your interest and comments. About mother-right, female spheres of power, indigenous philosophies of spirit— and the historical chemistry of their repression. The second section demonstrates the role of Africa in shaping major early civilizations in Asia, an overview that includes India, Iraq and Iran, Phoenicia, Palestine, the Arabian Peninsula, China, Japan and Cambodia. He also appeared before a Congressional Committee on July 7, 1987 to challenge the Columbus myth. I claim authority only over myself. It is also interesting to note that although the Mayan pyramids are younger than those in Egypt, there have been that date 5000 years at least earlier than the oldest Egyptian pyramid, the.