Contents include: Introductions and tributes to Ivan Van Sertima and his work; Commentaries by James E.Brunson and Thabiti Asukile; The Journal of African Civilizations: pioneer works on African contributions to the world; A historical view of the Nile Valley civilization, dynastic Kmt, African goddesses, Ramses the Great.; A chronology of all the dynasties; The persistence of racial myths in physical anthropological theory; Chancellor J. Williams and the reconstruction of African history; William J.Hansberry: pioneer Nile Valley scholar; George G.M.James and the stolen legacy of African people; Interviews with John.G.Jackson on Man, God and Civilization; Cheikh Anta Diop on the Nile Valley and the African presence in Asia; African Kings in Ancient Mexico. Detailed bibliography.
Runoko Rashidi (born 1954) is a historian, essayist, author and public lecturer based in Los Angeles, California and Paris, France. He is the author of Introduction to the Study of African Classical Civilizations (1993) and the editor of Unchained African Voices, a collection of poetry and prose by Death Row inmates at California's San Quentin maximum-scurity prison. He is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com), and he holds an honorary doctorate of divinity from Amen-Ra Theological Seminary (Los Angeles, California).