Black Star: The African Presence in Early Europe – Runoko Rashidi


Runoko Rashidi is a historian, research specialist, writer, and public speaker. He is a world traveler and believes strongly in the importance of first hand, primary research. To date, he has visited on hundred countries, colonies and overseas territories.

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Black Star: The African Presence in Early Europe


Black Star: The African Presence in Early Europe by Runoko Rashidi is a fascinating book that uncovers the rich and often overlooked history of Africans who lived and thrived in Europe long before the modern era.

Runoko Rashidi

Runoko Rashidi is a renowned historian and scholar who has dedicated his life to exploring the African diaspora. His work emphasizes the significant contributions of Africans across the globe, challenging mainstream historical narratives. Rashidi’s expertise and passion shine through every page of Black Star, making it an essential read for anyone interested in African history.

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This book is more than just a collection of historical facts. It’s a journey through time that reveals the intricate connections between African and European histories. Rashidi meticulously documents the presence of Africans in various European societies, from ancient Greece to the medieval kingdoms.

A must-read to enlighten all of what has been obscured, downplayed or previously overlooked regarding those of African descent in early Europe who made great contributions to its society and humanity at large eg Alexander Dumas, Pope Victor I. Moreover, this book recognizes a few of our great scholars of African descent that puts in the foot-work and research in shedding light on these “unenslaved” Africans who don’t conform to the TransAtlantic slave narrative most of us are all too familiar with.

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