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When We

Ruled  

          New Book By Robin Walker

Robin Walker

“When We Ruled”, by Robin Walker, with Afterward by Fari Supiya, is a general work on the ancient and medieval history of Black people.

This landmark publication, which is superbly illustrated with high quality photographs, maps and drawings, provides an extraordinary and cutting-edge synthesis of the archaeological data, the documentary evidence, and the historical linguistic research. It recounts the fascinating story of the origin and development of indigenous civilisations across the vast panorama of the African Continent.

In particular, the author answers the key question in Black history: How much documented history is there beyond the Slave Trade, Mary Seacole, and Malcolm X? In 713 pages that question is answered again and again with a vast array of evidence that explodes the widely held view that Africans were without historical distinctions. In particular, there are ancient and medieval monuments that are still standing all over Africa. In addition, there are Black families and institutions that still possess their medieval manuscripts.

The history of Black people cannot be divorced from the history of peoples on other continents particularly Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Topic areas that have traditionally been ignored, such as Black Women's history, early African science and technology, and the two-way influences between Africa and Europe, are also discussed.

What is remarkable about this work is that for the first time it dares to connect “Egypt”, and its cultural affinities, with “Africa” and its chronological timeline within the vast chronology (nearly 90,000 years) of African achievement. It is now untenable for Egyptologists to consider themselves to be experts on Egypt without understanding the African cultural signature embedded within Ancient Egypt and its long history. Egypt is  part of Africa.

Hear the author talking about his work and motives for writing this book

Faculty, students and parents interested in a comprehensive, critical and balanced overview of African or Black history will find no better book.

When We Ruled   is published in English by  Every Generation Media, London, 2006. The book has 713 pages: 230,000 words (excluding footnotes, captions and bibliography), 61 colour photographs, *9 monochrome photographs, 30 watercolours and etchings, 18 maps, King List, 2 Tables, Chronology, Index and Bibliography. ISBN: 0-9551068-0-X. Hardcover - GB£36.50 Inc p&p to UK & Europe. Special Officer GB£40 Inc p&p to Africa, Canada, Caribbean, South America, and USA; for the rest of the world, GB£45.00 Inc p&p.

To buy a copy of the book now,  click  here for online purchase and more information.  

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*Image: Queen Tiye, Kamite Dynasty XVIII

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