Did African Explorers Civilize Ancient Europe?
by Richard Poe (Author)
Columbus Discovered America...? But Who Discovered Europe?
"I read with awe this passionate, brilliant, epic work. It is one of the most exhaustive and revealing studies of Black and human origins I have ever seen. Finely crafted, it is a massive contribution to the literature, a must read for the scholar, the student of consciousness studies, and the general public itself."
- Lee S. Sannella, M.D., author of The Kundalini Experience
Brilliant... Poe has produced a classic volume... splendid in its conception and powerful in its execution -- a major work.
- Molefi Kete Asante, professor of African American Studies, Temple University, and author of The Afrocentric Idea and Classical Africa
Journalist Richard Poe offers a well-written and expansive summary of all the major theories, stereotypes and falsehoods -- both pro and con -- on Egypt and its influence on world civilization... Despite Poes overtly provocative title, his book hints that the Afrocentrics and mainstream historians will combine their perspectives and cast Ancient Egypt in an even brighter light.
- Eugene Holley, Jr., The Black World Today
Poes writing is blessedly jargon-free, and his journeys from the Aegean Islands to the land of Punt are fascinating.
- Mary Ann Grossmann, Saint Paul Pioneer Press
A decade has passed since the publication of the first volume of Martin Bernals continuing work in progress, Black Athena. Its assertion that the ancient Egyptians were [indigenous] black Africans whose civilization preceded that of Greece (traditionally regarded as the epitome of white culture) caused a storm of controversy and the outrage of scholars... Now, however, this new, carefully researched volume by... journalist Richard Poe is shifting the discussion of Bernals theory to a higher and less politicized level...This book will appeal to open-minded readers... It is not likely to give much support to either extreme in the ongoing debate over Black Athena.
- Andrew E. Rothovius, Fate
A book whose time has truly come. It is refreshing to hear the Afrocentric theory of ancient Egypt argued so persuasively, from a viewpoint that is neither liberal nor conservative, black nor white. Black Spark, White Fire rescues the theory from politics and places it in its natural setting -- archaeology.
- Armstrong Williams, nationally syndicated columnist
Richard Poe is an award-winning journalist, a New York Times-bestselling author, and the editor of Frontpagemag.com, a popular conservative Web site. In addition, his columns have appeared on NewsMax.com, an online newspaper rated as the sixth most visited Web site on the Internet by the World Charts Foundation. Mr. Poe lives in New York City.