Dr. John Henrik Clarke is considered the grandfather of African History. His presence, knowledge base, even temper, and greatest of all, his love for African people have come together in perfect proportion to create a great human being. The only characteristic that surpasses his scholarship are his storytelling skills. A natural born griot, he will draw you into a topic as boring as sitting in traffic as if it’s a live play-by-play of a football/tennis game. Thankfully this Ancestor has left an important collection of books to further ponder his well researched ideas.
John Henrik Clarke Book List
When I first got my hands on “Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust” years ago, the title alone startled me. Prior to that point, I hadn’t even called into question the exploits of this geographically lost slave trader. What Clarke would expose me to was a much deeper and critically thinking look into his life and the events that followed. Dr. Clarke says in this book,
“Columbus was a thief, an invader, an organizer of rape of Indian Women, a Slave Trader, a reactionary religious fanatic, and the personal director of a campaign of mass murder…”