Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Random Flier

It's always interesting to see the trickle down effect of scholarship. Given that academia is often notoriously insular with no effect whatsoever on non-academia, it's nice to see scholarly ghosts in pop-culture.

A few years back a book came out called Black Athena: the Afroasiatic roots of classical civilization by Martin Bernal. It was hugely controversial and spawned a whole series of other books: Black Athena revisited, Black Athena Writes Back, Black Athen Ten Years After. And apparently now it's moved into DJ-land.

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