08.10.2020 – When We Ruled: Thousands of Years of a Visible African Heritage, online event

September 29, 2020

Thursday 8 October


Robin Walker   

When We Ruled: Thousands of Years of a Visible African Heritage  

What history did Black People have before the slave trade? What was a typical African city like? What were the public and private buildings? What products did Africans make? Whom did they sell them to? This multi-media presentation addresses these questions. The societies covered are the Songhai Empire, the Swahili Confederation, the Ancient Nile Valley, and Ancient & Mediaeval Ethiopia. 

Robin Walker, also known as The Black History Man, is one of the UK’s most pre-eminent African scholars. Born in London Walker read economics at LSE before studying African World Studies under Dr Femi Biko and later Kenny Bakie. Since 1992 Robin has been lecturing in adult education, universities and conferences on African World Studies, Egyptology and Black History.  

Robin has authored or co-authored 13 books, including classic titles such as Classical Splendour, Roots of Black History Sword, Seal and Koran, the best study there has ever been on the Songhai Empire of West Africa (Everyday life in a West African Empire). Perhaps his most notable and critically acclaimed work is the title When We Ruled, which is hailed as the single most advanced historical synthesis on the history of Africa and its people to date. This established Walker as a leading authority on African studies in the English-speaking world. 

Join the Microsoft Teams meeting, Thursday 8 October at 7pm

Email Dionne.Anderson@lbhf.gov.uk for your invite.  


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