Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan
Blackman of the Nile and His Family
Black Man of the Nile and His Family, first published in 1972, is Dr. Ben’s best known work. It captures much of the substance of his early research on ancient Africa. In a masterful and unique manner, Dr. Ben uses Black Man of the Nile to challenge and expose 'Europeanized' African history. He points up distortion after distortion made in the long record of African contributions to world civilization. Once exposed, he attacks these distortion with a vengeance, providing a spellbinding corrective lesson in Our Story. Dr. Ben combines knowledge, wit, humor and social criticism to provide readers with an important and foundational history of Africa, written from a decisively African perspective. Black Man of the Nile is reprinted in its entirety, along with a new selected bibliography and an extensive name and subject index.