Runoko Rashidi

Who Runoko Rashidi and how he died

Runoko Rashidi is an anthropologist and historian with a major focus on what he calls the Global African Presence – that is, Africans outside of Africa before and after enslavement.

He has a Facebook page.

Runoko Rashidi
Runoko Rashidi. Photo source:

The place of residence indicated Los Angeles.

He also wrote that he was not married.

Was born in 1954.

Runoko Rashidi is the author or editor of twenty-two books, the most recent of which are My Global Journeys in Search of the African Presence, Assata-Garvey and Me: A Global African Journey for Children in 2017 and The Black Image in Antiquity in 2019.

His other works include Black Star: The African Presence in Early Europe, published by Books of Africa in London in November 2011 and African Star over Asia: The Black Presence in the East, published by Books of Africa in London in November 2012 and revised and reprinted in April 2013, Uncovering the African Past: The Ivan Van Sertima Papers, published by Books of Africa in 2015.

His other works include the African Presence in Early Asia, co-edited by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima. Four of Runoko’s works have been published in French.

On August 2, 2021, those close to Runoko Rashidi reported that he died during a visit to Egypt.

“Pouring water to the Earth in honor of Dr. Runoko Rashidi !!! Rest well, Warrior Scholar !!! Ebiye !!! Ase ‘!!! “Family, it is with our most sincere and deepest regret that the family of Dr. Runoko Rashidi announced the sad news that he has transitioned into the ancestral realm on today, August 2nd, 2021. He was on tour in Kmt, doing what he loved most. He will be greatly missed. Please allow his family the time and privacy needed during this difficult moment. We will be posting more information as it becomes available, ”says the message that Bro signed. Yirser Ra Hotep, Bro. Vernon, Sis. Teresa Dobson, Sis. Althea Cooper ”.

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