Ivan Van Sertima was born in Guyana, South America. He also authored Early America Revisited, a book that has enriched the study of a wide range of. Van Sertima makes it plain that Early America Revisited is more than a stack of evidence about the physical presence of Africans in pre-Columbian America, it is . Ivan Van Sertima has 14 books on Goodreads with ratings. Ivan Van Sertima’s most popular book is They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence.

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sergima African Presence in Early Asia. A New World View of Leaders from a number of historical epochs were selected and Van Sertima has also included material on outstanding women leaders Ivan Van Sertima’s pioneering work in linguistics and anthropology has appeared in numerous scholarly journals. As an acclaimed poet, his work graces the pages of River and the Wall, and has been published in English and German.

The book also deals with African-American inventions, especially in the fields of telecommunications, space, and nuclear science. He seritma a literary critic, a linguist, an anthropologist and has made a name in all three fields. No portion of books, in part or in whole, may be produced for the purpose of inclusion in other publications without written permission by the publisher The Journal of African Civilizations Ltd.


Snow continued, “The findings of professional archaeologists and physical anthropologists are misrepresented so that they seem to support the [Van Sertima] hypothesis”. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Popularity Popularity Featured Price: First, whether ancient Egyptians were predominantly African or Africoid in a physical sense during the major native dynasties before the invasions As a linguist, he has published essays on the dialect of the Sea Islands off the Georgia Coast.

While his Olmec theory has “spread widely in African American community, both lay and scholarly”, it was mostly ignored in Mesoamericanist scholarship, or else dismissed as Afrocentric pseudohistory to the effect of “robbing native American cultures”.

After divorcing his first wife, Sertima remarried into Jacqueline L. The researchers wrote a systematic rebuttal of Van Sertima’s claims, stating that Van Sertima’s “proposal was without foundation” in claiming African diffusion as responsible for prehistoric Olmec culture in present-day Mexico.

Are you an author? They further called “fallacious” his claims that Africans had diffused the practices of pyramid building and mummificationand noted the independent rise of these in the Americas. Van Sertima defended his highly controversial thesis on the African presence in pre-Columbian America before the Smithsonian. He published several annual compilations, volumes of the journal dealing with various topics of African history.

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. Get to Know Us. She also planned to publish a book of his poetry.


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Esrtima Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. African Presence in Early America. Nile Valley Civilizations Jan 01, Any selection of leaders, whatever the criteria, is inherently subjective The book deals mostly with his arguments for an African origin of Mesoamerican culture in the Western Hemisphere.

He is also the author of several major literary reviews published in Denmark, India, Britain and the United States.

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All prices in US Dollars. Early America Revisited – Paperback Van Sertima makes it plain that Early America Revisited is more vwn a stack of evidence about the physical presence of Africans in pre-Columbian America, it is the study of how two peoples and cultures can lead to cross fertilization.

In doing field work in Africa, he compiled a dictionary of Swahili legal terms in