Dr. Runoko Rashidi London Lectures

Where: Casp Hall, 14, Badsworth Road, Camberwell, London, SE5 0JY (near
Camberwell Green)
When: Thurs 1 October - Friday 2 October 2009, 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Adm: £5.00 at the door (each evening)
Part 1 : 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Topic: African Presence in Early Europe
Part 2 : 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Topic: The Nile Valley Presence in Asian Antiquity


Runoko Rashidi's guided tour: Egypt & Nubia
When: Saturday 3 October 2009, 10.30am to 12 noon.
Where: British Museum, Russell Street, London, WC2B 3DG
Adm: £10: Pre-booking necessary..


African Queens in Antiquity (Tiye, Nefertari, and others)
When: Sunday 4 October 2009, from 2pm to 4pm.
Where: Museum in Docklands, West India Quay, London, E14 4AL
Adm: £5: Pre-booking necessary

Dr Runoko Rashidi is an historian, world traveller, and public lecturer focusing
on the African presence globally and the African foundations of world
civilisations. He is particularly drawn to the African presence in Asia,
Australia, and the Pacific Islands, and has coordinated historic educational
group tours to India, Aboriginal Australia, the Fiji Islands and Southeast Asia
as well as Egypt, Ghana, Turkey, Jordan and Brazil

Contact: Arthur Torrington - Mobile. 079 8511
0501
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email: [email protected]
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Runoko Rashidi: Historian

Runoko Rashidi: London Weekender

Ancient Future in conjunction with Muatta Books present Runoko Rashidi
When: Saturday 3rd October 2009 - Sunday 4th October 2009
Where: Happy People Restaurant - 160 Page Green Terrace, High Rd Tottenham,
London, N15 4NU

Adm: £10 per night

Part 1 (Sat 6pm - 10pm): Indigenous Global Presence in the Ancient & Modern
World

Part 2 (Sun 4pm - 8pm): Indigenous Global Presence in the Ancient & Modern World

Runoko Rashidi is a historian, research specialist, writer, world traveller, and
public lecturer focusing on the African presence globally and the African
foundations of world civilizations. He is particularly drawn to the African
presence in Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, and has coordinated
historic educational group tours to India, Aboriginal Australia, the Fiji
Islands and Southeast Asia as well as Egypt, Ghana, Turkey, Jordan and Brazil.
Rashidi’s presentations are customized and suitable for all audiences and
ages, and are lively, engaging, and vividly illustrated.

Runoko is the author of Introduction to the Study of African Classical
Civilizations, the editor, along with Dr. Ivan Van Sertima of Rutgers
University, of the African Presence in Early Asia, considered “the most
comprehensive volume on the subject yet produced”, and a major pamphlet titled
the Global African Community: The African Presence in Asia, Australia and the
South Pacific. In 1995, he completed editing Unchained African Voices, a
collection of poetry and prose by Death Row inmates at California’s San
Quentin maximum-security prison. In December 2005 Editions Monde Global released
Runoko’s latest work and his first French language text, A Thousand Year
History of the African Presence in Asia.

His historical essays have been prominently featured in virtually all of the
critically acclaimed Journal of Civilizations anthologies edited by Dr. Ivan Van
Sertima, and cover the broad spectrum of the African presence globally.
Rashidi’s Journal of African Civilizations essays include: “African
Goddesses: Mothers of Civilization,” “Ancient and Modern Britons,” “The
African Presence in Prehistoric America,” “A Tribute to Dr. Chancellor James
Williams,” “Ramses the Great: The Life and Times of a Bold Black Egyptian
King,” “The Moors in Antiquity,” and the “Nile Valley Presence in Asian
Antiquity.”

Included among the notable African scholars that Runoko has worked with and been
influenced by are: John Henrik Clarke, John G. Jackson, Yosef ben-Jochannan,
Chancellor James Williams, Charles B. Copher, Edward Vivian Scobie, Ivan Van
Sertima, Asa G. Hilliard III, Karen Ann Johnson, Obadele Williams, Charles S.
Finch, James E. Brunson, Wayne B. Chandler, Legrand H. Clegg II, Dr. Toni
Humber, and Jan Carew.

He believes that his principle missions in life are to help make Africans proud
of themselves, to help change the way Africa is viewed in the world, and to help
reunite a family of people that has been separated far too long.

As a scholar, Runoko Rashidi has been called the world’s leading authority on
the African presence in Asia. Since 1986, he has worked actively with the Dalits
(India’s Black Untouchables). In 1987, he was a keynote speaker at the first
All-India Dalits Writer’s Conference, held in Hyderabad, India, and spoke on
the “Global Unity of African People.” In 1998, he returned to India to
lecture study and sojourn with the Dalits and Adivasis (the indigenous people of
India). In 1999, he led a group of seventeen African-Americans to India, and
became the first ever non-Indian recipient of the prestigious Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Memorial Award. On December 5, 2002 Runoko Rashidi was granted an honorary
doctor of divinity degree by the Amen-Ra Theological Seminary in Los Angeles,
California.

How to get there?

Happy People Restaurant - 160 Page Green Terrace, High Rd Tottenham, London, N15
4NU
Tube & Train: Seven Sisters (Victoria Line 4 mins) / South Tottenham (London
Overground 1 min)
Buses: 73, 76, 149, 243, 318, 349, 476 (Stop directly outside building
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For more information contact Ancient Future: Tel: 07506481509 / 07956134370
email: [email protected]