Runoko Rashidi is the foremost living scholar in the field of research into Black communities all over the world. He is not the kind of academic who sits in an ivory tower studying manuscripts. In fact, he has met with Black communities in over 100 countries and visited countless museums and historical sites and given thousands of lectures. He has taken beautiful photographs, some of which feature in his other books published by Books of Africa, Black Star, African Star over Asia, Uncovering the African Past and his book for children, Assata-Garvey and Me.
This book contains 202 of Runoko’s best photographs mainly from museums in Egypt, Europe and America. 118 of the pictures depict the African essence of great Egyptian art from the early dynasties of Kmt down to Roman times. Also included are pictures of Black people in Western Asia and in China; black Buddhas in Vietnam and Thailand; images of Black people in Europe – in Crete and among the Etruscans and Romans; and images of the famous Olmec heads in Mexico.
This is a book to treasure, a perfect companion to Runoko’s other works
ISBN: 978-0-9935036-8-9, Paperback, 245 x 185 mm, 224 pages, 202 pictures, January 2020.