Re- even I and I, We-in-Sweden responding to :
“Lying and stealing is the whiteman’s game;
For rights of God nor man he has no shame
(A practice of his throughout the whole world)
At all, great thunderbolts he has hurled;
He has stolen everywhere-land and sea;
A buccaneer and pirate he must be,
Killing all, as he roams from place to place,
Leaving disease, mongrels-moral disgrace”
Well, true: we all came from Africa and it’s Marcus Garvey who was provisionally elected the first president of Africa and Diaspora in New York City in 1920 and not Muammar al- Qadhafi (Shmile) who is an early proponent of Black Zionism – and nota bene: in the concept of Jewish Zionism, the idea of race or a Jewish race (of any colour whatsoever) is wholly absent and there are many Berbers and indeed many others who were not there at the foot of Mt. Sinai , who converted to the Jewish faith many centuries later
Here’s an interesting publication in which Lewis Gordon has a chapter:
Lewis Gordon himself should find your thesis an interesting one with several points of intersection with his own Africana concerns – as should Richard Hull, the author of “Jews and Judaism in African History” not to mention our own Professor Toyin Falola who is still lovingly stoking our consciousness of a distinctly Yoruba Diaspora with complete retentions and inevitable eclectic/ syncretic elements to our cultures.
There are also ancient African propriety claims about dark skinned Dravidians in both India and Australia and other parts of Asia, some of whom Runoko Rashidi has been encountering in his travels
O Chambi Chachage writing from Dar-es-Salaam the City of Peace one question please and there’s no tongue in cheek about it : it’s the question that is at the tip of the tongue of every chauvinist, Afro-centric , black African of conscience: Can a White man be an African? Is it possible for this consciousness to bloom into a fully grown, powerful international political movement, more powerful than just so much hot Africana tribal air?