BLACK MAN OF THE NILE: And His Family, by Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan

BLACK MAN OF THE NILE: And His Family, by Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan


Black Man of the Nile and His Family, first published in 1972, is Dr. Ben's best known work. It captures much of the substance of his early research on Ancient Africa. In a masterful and unique manner, Dr. Ben uses Black Man of the Nile to challenge and expose "Europeanized" African history. He points up distortion after distortion made in the long record of African contributions to world civilization. Once exposed, he attacks these distortions with a vengeance, providing a spellbinding corrective lesson in OurStory.

Dr. Ben provides readers with an important and foundational history of Africa, written from a decisively African perspective. Black Man of the Nile is reprinted in its entirely, along with a new selected bibliography and an extensive name and subject index.


Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan is a master teacher with a forceful command of ancient and contemporary history. He uses wit, humor, and common sense to accent history and expose historical distortions. Dr. Ben has taught on the faculty of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. His most recent assignment was as Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Languages, Al Azhar University (Arab Republic of Egypt). Prior to that, he served as Adjunct Professor of History and Egyptology at Cornell University's Africana Studies Research Center.