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Recommended Texts

This is by no means an exhaustve lists of books recommended for reading. These text are recommended on the basis of persepctives,crediblity and contribution of information to the experiences of the African Diaspora. We will update this list regularly as new books are written.

Agyeman, Opoku. Power, Powerlessness, and Globalization: Contemporary Politics in the Global South. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2015.
Anderson, Carol. White rage: The unspoken truth of our racial divide. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2016.
Asante, Molefi Kete. Afrocentricity, the theory of social change. Chicago, IL: African American Images, 2003.
Bernal, Martin. Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization. Vol. II. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1987.
Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. London: Icon, 2012. 
Clarke, John Henrik. Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan holocaust: Slavery and the rise of European capitalism. Brooklyn: A & B Books, 1992.
Diop, Cheikh Anta. The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality. Chicago, IL: Lawrence Hill Books, 1997.
Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt. The Souls of Black Folk. New York: Dover Publications, (1903) 1994.
Gordon, Murray. Slavery in the Arab World. New York: New Amsterdam, 1992. 
Harris, Cheryl I. "Whiteness as Property." Harvard Law Review 106, no. 8, 1993. doi:10.2307/1341787.
Harris, Joseph E. Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora. Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1982. 
Herodotus, Aubrey De Sélincourt, and A. R. Burn. The Histories. Great Britain. Penguin Books, 2006.
Hilliard, A.G., Karenga, M. and Kete, M., Katunkumene and Ancient Egypt in Africa. 
Hunwick, John O., and Eve Troutt Powell. The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam. Princeton: Markus Wiener, 2010.
Jackson, Kellie Carter. Force and freedom: Black abolitionists and the politics of violence. America in the Nineteenth Century. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.
Olaniyan, Tejumola, and James Hoke Sweet, eds. The African diaspora and the disciplines. Indiana University Press, 2010.
Painter, Nell Irvin. The History of White People. New York: W.W. Norton, 2011. 
Pippy, John H. C. Egyptian Origin of the Book of Revelations. Newfoundland: John H.C. Pippy, 2010.
Royster, Paula D. Decolonizing Arts-Based Methodologies: Researching the African Diaspora. Brill, 2020. (Highly Recommended)
Royster, Paula D. I.AM.ARAPI.: The Journey of Akan Israelites in the Islamic Slave Trade. The Fairview Agency, 2019. (Highly Recommended)
Segal, Ronald. Islam's Black Slaves: The History of Africa's Other Black Diaspora. London: Atlantic Books, 2003.
Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. Decolonizing Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples. London: Zed Books Ltd, 1999.
Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Beacon Press, 1995.
Walker, Sheila S. African Roots/American Cultures: Africa in the Creation of the Americas. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001. 


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