Book List


Compiled and posted by RUNOKO RASHIDI


Akbar, Na’im. Visions for Black Men Nashville: Winston-Derek, 1991.

Ani, Marimba. Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior Trenton: Africa World Press, 1994.

Armah, Ayi Kwei. Two Thousand Seasons. Poppenguine, Senegal: Per Ankh, 2000.

Begg, Ean. The Cult of the Black Virgin London: Arkana, 1986.

Ben-Jochannan, Yosef A.A. Black Man of the Nile Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1989.

Ben-Jochannan, Yosef A.A. African Origins of Major “Western Religions” Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1991.

Bennett, Lerone. Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America Harmondsworth: 1962.

Browder, Anthony Y. Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization Washington, DC: Institute of Karmic Guidance, 1992.

Butweiku I, Nana Ekow. Afrikan Theology, Cosmogony & Philosophy: An Insight on Traditional Afrikan Religion. Introduction by Runoko Rashidi. Hampton: UB & US Communications Systems, 1999.

Bynum, Edward Bruce. The African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology (Counseling and Development Series) New York: Teachers College,

Carruthers, Jacob H. The irritated genie: An essay on the Haitian Revolution Chicago: The Kemetic Institute, 1985.

Carruthers, Jacob H. Intellectual Warfare Chicago: Third World Press, 1999.

Carruthers, Jacob H., and Leon Harris, eds. african World History Project: The preliminary ChallengeChicago: Kemetic Institute, 1996.

Chandler, Wayne B. Ancient Future Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1999.

Chinweizu. West and the Rest of Us: White Predators, Black Slavers and the African Elite Lagos: Nok Publishers, 1978.

Clarke, John Henrik. Africans at the Crossroads: African World Revolution Trenton: Africa World Press, 1991.

DeGraft-Johnson, J.C. African Glory: The Story of Vanished Negro Civilizations Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1985.

Diop, Cheikh Anta. The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality tNew York: Lawrence Hill, 1974,

Diop, Cheikh Anta. The Cultural Unity of Black Africa: The Domains of Patriarchy and of Matriarchy in Classical Antiquity (Karnak History) Introduction by John Henrik Clarke. Afterword by James G. Spady. Chicago: Third World Press, 1978.

Diop, Cheikh Anta. Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology Translated from the French by Yaa-Lengi Meema Ngemi. Edited by Harold J. Salemson and Marjolijn de Jager. New York: Lawrence Hill, 1991.

Drake, St. Clair. Black Folk Here and There: An Essay in History and Anthropology (Afro-American Culture and Society Monograph Ser Vol. 9) Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, UCLA, 1987,

Elder, Bruce. Blood on the Wattle: Massacres and maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788Sydney: New Holland Publishers, 1998.

Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth New York: Grove Press, 1963.

Finch III, Charles S. Echoes of the Old Darkland: Themes from the African Eden Decatur: Khenti, 1991.

Finch III, Charles S. The Star of Deep Beginnings The Genesis of African Science of Technology. Decatur: Khenti, 1998.

Fraser, Rosalie. Shadow Child: A Memoir of the Stolen Generation Alexandria: Hale & Iremonger, 1998.

Gnammankou, Dieudonne. Pouchkine et le Monde Noir. Paris: Presence Africaine, 1999.

Guillon, Emmanuel. Cham Art: Treasures of the Da Nang Museum, Vietnam Bangkok: River Books, 2001.

Harris, Joseph E.,ed. Africa and Africans as Seen by Classical Writers (William Leo Hansberry African History Notebook Volume 2. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1977.

Hilliard III, Asa G. The Maroon Within Us: Selected Essays on African American Community SocializationBaltimore: Black Classic Press, 1994.

Hilliard III, Asa G. SBA: The Reawakening of the African Mind Foreword by Wade W. Nobles. Gainesville: Makare, 1997

Houston, Drusilla Dunjee. Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire 1926; reprint. Introduction by W. Paul Coates. Afterword by Asa G. Hilliard III. Commentary by James G. Spady. Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1985.

Jackson, John G. Introduction To African Civilizations Foreword by Runoko Rashidi. Introduction by John Henrik Clarke. New York: Citadel, 2001.

James, George G.M. Stolen Legacy The Greeks Were not the Authors of Greek Philosophy, but the People of North Africa Commonly Called the Egyptians. 1954; rpt. Introduction by Asa G. Hilliard III. San Francisco: Julian Richardson, 1988.

Katz, William Loren. Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage New York: Atheneum, 1986.

Killens, John Oliver. Great Black Russian: A Novel on the Life and Times of Alexander Pushkin (African American Life) Introduction by Addison Gayle. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989.

Martin, Tony. Race First: The Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (New Marcus Garvey Library, No. 8) Dover: The Majority Press, 1976.

McCray, Walter Arthur. The Black Presence in the Bible: Discovering the Black and African Identity of Biblical Persons and Nations, Teacher’s Edition Chicago: Black Light Fellowship, 1990.

Moore, Carlos, ed. African Presence in the Americas Trenton: Africa World Press, 1995.

Obenga, Theophile. Ancient Egypt and Black Africa A Student’s Handbook for the Study of Ancient Egypt in Philosophy, Linguistics and Gender Relations. London: Karnak House, 1992.

Rajshekar, V.T. Dalit: The Black Untouchables of India Foreword by Y.N. Kly. Afterword by Runoko Rashidi. Atlanta: Clarity Press, 1995.

Rashidi, Runoko, and Ivan Van Sertima, eds. African Presence in Early Asia New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1995.

Raven, Susan. Rome in Africa London: Routledge, 1993.

Rodney, Walter. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1982.

Rogers, Joel Augustus. Sex and Race, Volume I: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands: The Old World New York 1942.

Rogers, Joel Augustus. World’s Great Men of Color, Volume I: Asia and Africa, and Historical Figures Before Christ, Including Aesop, Hannibal, Cleopatra, Zenobia, Askia the Great, and Many Others Sex and Race: A History of White, Negro, and Indian Miscegenation in the Two Americas, Vol. 2: The New WorldTwo volumes. New York: Macmillan, 1972.

Sabbioni, Jennifer, Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith, eds. Indigenous Australian Voices: A Reader New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998.

Scobie, Edward. Global African Presence Brooklyn: A & B Books, 1994.

Sharp, Saundra. Black Women for Beginners (Writers and Readers Documentary Comic Book, 58) New York: Writers and Readers, 1993.

Van Sertima, Ivan. They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America New York: Random House, 1976.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed. African Presence in Early Europe (Journal of African Civilizations) New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1985.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed. Egypt Revisited (Journal of African Civilizations,) New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1989.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed. The Golden Age of the Moor (Journal of African Civilizations, Vol 11, Fall 1991) New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1992.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed. Egypt: Child of Africa (Journal of African Civilizations, V. 12) New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1994.

Van Sertima, Ivan, ed. Early America Revisited New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1998.

Van Sertima, Ivan, and Larry Obadele Williams, eds. Great African Thinkers: Cheikh Anta Diop (Great African Thinkers, Volume 1) New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 1986.

Welsing, Frances Cress. The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors Chicago: Third World Press, 1991.

Williams, Chancellor. Destruction of Black Civilization : Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C to 2000 A.D.Chicago: Third World Press, 1987.

Wilson, Amos N. Afrikan-Centered Consciousness Versus the New World Order: Garveyism in the Age of Globalism (AWIS Lecture Series) New York: Afrikan World Infosystems, 1999.

Woodson, Carter G. The Mis-Education of the Negro Washington, DC: Associated Publishers, 1933.

X, Malcolm. Malcolm X on Afro-American History (Malcolm X speeches & writings) New York: Pathfinder, 1970.

*This is not intended to represent a full or even comprehensive book list and scores of works should and will be added. Nevertheless, these are indeed some of the essential books and belong in all of our libraries.


  1. Much respect and love to the cause we will prevail in resurrecting our heritage and rebuilding our collective consciousness.

    And as always love to our brother Dr Rashidi.

  2. Am a great admirer of your work and have recommended your books and website to many friends

  3. strong point of reference for a beginning scholar as me thanks for sharing dr rashidi god bless

  4. Greatings family ?
    Can the book below be purchased in the U.K. From a African owned bookstore and if so, can you send me the info? Thank you for inspiring Peace, love and honour..

    (A global African journey for children )

  5. Thanks to All the Grand Master Teachers for the knowledge they share with us.


  7. Elder Rashidi we thank you for ALL that you do, that have done and that which to come. You are a great man that the ancestors to whom the ancestors have shown great signs. Keep listening to them as we hear you.

  8. I ordered two books on 6/5/2021 and would like to know when they will be shipped?

  9. Hi Bother,
    Have you traveled to Ethiopia or Tanzania? I want to go there, I don’t see any info on your web sight.

    • Greeting ZE. Dr. Rashidi has no immediate plans to travel to Ethiopia or Tanzania at this moment. Thanks!

  10. I’m thankful for his work and effort. His work is inspirational. A scholar and a teacher.

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