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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He is a literary critic, a linguist, an anthropologist and has made a name in all three fields. As a literary critic, he is the author of Caribbean Writers, a collection of critical essays on the Caribbean novel.

He is also the author of several major literary reviews published in Denmark, India, Britain and the United States. He was honored for his work in this field by being asked by the Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy to nominate ivaj for the Nobel Prize in Literature from As a linguist, sretima has published essays on the dialect of the Sea Islands off the Georgia Coast.


He is the author of They Came Before Columbus: It was published in French in and in the same year, was awarded the Clarence L.

He is the Editor of the Journal of African Civilizations, which he founded in and has published several major anthologies which have influenced the development of multicultural curriculum in the United States. These anthologies include Blacks in Science: As an acclaimed poet, vsn work graces the pages of River and the Wall, and has been published in English and German.

Van Sertima defended his highly controversial thesis on the African presence in pre-Columbian America before the Smithsonian. A New World View of He was also asked by Congress to appear before a Congressional Committee on July 7, to challenge the Columbus myth. This landmark presentation before Congress was illuminating and brilliantly presented in the name of all peoples of color across the world.

Books by Ivan Van Sertima (Author of They Came Before Columbus)

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During the decade of the s he broadcast weekly from Britain to Africa and the Caribbean.

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