Updated: Dec 27, 2020
BUFFALO, NY: African Historian/Author Emmanuel Kulu, Jr. has been caught up in a web of controversy and subjected to racism for his historical novel, I, Black Pharaoh: Rise to Power.
Upon posting his book cover via social media, Kulu received massive amounts of death threats, racist comments, and hate email regarding the cover.
“I was constantly called a monkey, nigger, slave and was even accused of black washing Ancient Egypt. This happened so often that it made me want to give up. I felt discouraged and figured the mainstream was not ready to accept the fact that dishonest scholarship of the past has painted a false Eurocentric narrative of ancient Africa. My African father, Emmanuel Kulu, Sr. advised me to continue the path of truth and understand those who oppose the African truth have been miseducated themselves…”
Born of an African father and an educated African-American mother, Betty Kulu, Kulu embraced the responsibility to bridge the gap between suppressed Africans who know their history but do not have the means, and Afro-Americans that where stripped from their history.
In early 2019, Kulu began his campaign to restore the true African origins of Ancient Egypt.
Following the death of his father September 27th, 2019, Kulu recalled the words of his father and continued his campaign of lectures titled, “The Mystery of Ancient Africa: A Stolen Legacy restored”. Mr. Kulu has given many seminars and lectures in schools like the University of Buffalo, Malcolm X College, Buffalo State College, UCLA and many other Universities and high schools. Upon his thorough research, Kulu uncovered that the original people of Egypt aka Kemet did not resemble those of European/Mediterranean descent.
“The Egyptians were exclusively an African civilization that considered themselves to be divine among their contemporaries. The ancient people of Egypt shared very similar traditions, cultures, and values with Nubians, Kushites, Axumites, Malians, Puntians, and Ethiopians. The time has come where the world's society has witnessed enough scholarly deception. We must restore Egypt to its true African context…"
said Mr. Kulu.
For years, the Western world media (through film, novels, and educational literature) has continued to perpetuate the perspective of the, “European/Middle Eastern” Ancient Egypt. But is this accurate according to how the Ancient Egyptians depicted themselves? According to Kulu, the answer is, “No”. "By unanimous testimony from Greek historians and philosophers (Aristotle, Herodias, Pythagoras, Hippocrates and many more) concluded that the Ancient Egyptians were no different than other black Africans in physical appearance."
In the early days of Egyptology, many scholars found it inconceivable to conclude that African people were the cornerstone of civilization. Ancient Egypt has become the monarch of ancient studies and remains unmatched in archaeological value. This value, caused many scholars to forward the agenda to remove Egypt from Africa and place it in the Middle East. The fascinating and mysterious great wonders of ancient Egypt has caused many debates about the racial origins of the people of Kemet/Ancient Egypt.
The African historians of the past (Dr. Ben, Ivan Van Sertima, Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop), were quickly labeled Afrocentric and later debunked though they presented vital proof of the black African origins of ancient Egypt.
Pen it Publications released the novel, "I, Black Pharaoh: Rise to Power" February 20th ,2020. The book is quickly gaining worldwide attention and flying off the shelves on Amazon, Kindle, Pen it! Publications, and Barnes and Noble. The novel is a historical fiction/thriller based on the life and rise of the Queen Pharaoh, “Hatshepsut” & Grand Warrior Pharaoh, “Thutmose III”. The novel, by no means promotes an Afrocentric movement, but simply restores the true African Origins of Kemet (Land of the Blacks) before it was later renamed "Egypt" by the Greeks after the Pharaonic period.
Kulu continues his indefatigable campaign to restore the powerful history of Ancient Africa on a national and international level.
"As a human society, we cannot continue to ignore the contribution of Africa to the modern day. Science and biblical studies give irrefutable evidence that all civilization started in Africa. What we see in the western world is a case of; the tree branch (Modern society) growing so strong, only to hate its own root (Ancient Africa). My parents raised me to love and embrace my African history, in which I hope to share with the world. My goal is to raise the awareness of the miseducation of Ancient Africa and re-educate in its true context."
Kulu and Pen it! Publications will be releasing his second book, "I, Black Pharaoh: Golden Age of Triumph" and a children's book, "I, Black Pharaoh: The New Kingdom" (see below) in 2021.
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About the book:
A Powerful fast-paced Egyptian story that will transport readers into the Golden Age of Africa. The untold story of destiny, triumph and epic battles based on the historical rise of the Queen-Pharaoh, “Hatshepsut” and expansionist Warrior-Pharaoh, "Thutmose III", who is also called the "Black Pharaoh".
A prophecy is given to the sorcerer by way of dream, about the coming birth of a child that would become a mighty conqueror of nations, Black Pharaoh. But his birth would be darkened with betrayal, deceit and eminent death to the royal throne.
Against all odds, his majesty will rise and face the greatest obstacles that an Egyptian ruler has ever beheld…
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Coming Soon 2021!