Runoko Rashidi was the one of the foremost scholars in the field of research into the history of Black communities all over the world. He was not the kind of academic who sits in an ivory tower studying manuscripts. In fact, he met with Black communities in over 100 countries, visited countless museums and historical sites, and gave 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 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 and a perfect companion to Runoko Rashidi’s other works.