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Before The Slave Trade provides novices to Black History and teachers of Egyptology or African Civilisations with key photographic images as visual proof of the greatness of the Black past. Such visual resources are always necessary and it is important that such resources are readily accessible, especially as teaching material.

The book bridges the immense gap between what scholars know about the early history and achievements of Black people and what the general public knows. This gulf has unfortunately remained constant for over a hundred years.

The book serves as both an introduction and a supplementary volume to our much larger work When We Ruled. There is almost no overlap between the two books but they complement each other well.

The book shows the role of Black men and women in the development of high cultures in Africa before the coming of the Europeans. It also shows the role of Black men and women in the origin and evolution of high cultures that have shaped the world, such as Ancient Nubia, Ancient Egypt, Carthage, and the Moorish Empire. Challenging the view that the African was peripheral to the development of world civilisation, it also shows the critical role of Black people in the ancient civilisations of the East (i.e. Phoenicia, Judah, Arabia Felix, Sumer, Elam, and the Indus Valley). Finally, the book discusses the role of Africans in the ancient and medieval history of Central America.

Before The Slave Trade is an essential resource for the teacher, researcher or student of Black History, African World Studies or Egyptology.

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About the Author:
Robin Walker BSc (Hons) Econ, PGCE, Director of Education at Black History Studies Ltd was born in London in 1967. He attended schools in Gregory Park (Jamaica), Milton Keynes and Kettering. He left school with 7 O Levels and 4 A Levels. Between 1987 and 1990, he attended the London School of Economics and Political Science where he read Economics. In 1991 and 1992, he studied African World Studies with Dr Femi Biko and later with Mr Kenny Bakie. Between 1993 and 1994, he trained as a secondary school teacher at Edge Hill College (linked to the University of Lancaster).

Since 1992 and up to the present period, Robin Walker has lectured in adult education, taught university short courses, and chaired conferences in African World Studies, Egyptology and Black History. The venues have been in Toxteth (Liverpool), Manchester, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire and London. Since 1994 he has taught Economics, Business & Finance, Information Communications Technology, PSHE/Citizenship and also History at various schools in London and Essex.

In 1996 Robin Walker co-edited the first of a series of seminal lifestyle surveys. The Black Community Report 1996 was commissioned by Amenta Marketing and published in the UK. A year later, the equally important Black Child Report 1997 appeared, again co-edited for Amenta Marketing. Also in 1997, he edited The Alarm Journal. In 1999 he wrote Classical Splendour: Roots of Black History published in the UK by Bogle L'Ouverture Publications. In the same year, he co-authored The West African Empire of Songhai, a textbook that is used by many schools across the country. In 2000 he co-authored Sword, Seal and Koran, the best study there has ever been on the Songhai Empire of West Africa.

For the Peoplescience Intelligence Unit, he was sole editor of the Black Community Report 2000, the Black Child Report 2001, and the incomparable Asian Community Report 2001. In 2005 he wrote the script for the independent documentary History Report: In Search of African Splendour. Over the years he has contributed well researched articles for The Alarm Magazine and the internationally respected West Africa magazine.

In 2005, he wrote the scipt for the independent documentary History Report: In Search of African Splendour. In 2006, he wrote the seminar history text When We Ruled published in the UK by Every Generation Media.

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