The Unconscious Complementarity of Two Authors
A partnership between Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc. and RudyBooks is a dynamic one because both parties share a common vision– investigating the facts that African people are among the earliest inventors and innovators in world history.
This common vision is implemented strategically in the form of two books; viz. Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success (written by the Founder & CEO of Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc., Keith C. Holmes) and Debunking Myths Around African Talent (written by Rudy L. Massamba).
Just analyze the front cover pages of both books mentioned above. Both reflect pictures of an African map inside a bluish globe. However, it is interesting to note that one partner (Global Black Inventor Research Projects, Inc.) focuses on the whole world. Hence, the word “global” and some maps of other countries which appear in the global picture of the front cover-page. The other partner, Rudy L. Massamba zooms only on Africa. Indeed, this partnership will inspire most researchers (including me) to dig deeper into the scientific and historical facts about the ignored and unearthed African talent.
The cover-page of the book, Debunking Myths Around African Talent is scientifically designed. The global blue-coloured and crystal shape surrounded by different white planets does not need a scientist to prove what type of contents are in the book.
The title of the book causes curiosity and holds the attention of the reader. The two words “Debunking” (used as a verb) and “Myth” (which is a noun) are eye-catching because they compel a reader to open the book and read it further. The author, Rudy L. Massamba chose the title intelligently. Therefore, he uses the title in a negation form so as to contradict or deny a statement or allegation regarding the African talent.
In my opinion; the author’s dedication does not encourage only his two daughters but encourages me as well “to investigate the facts about falsification of African history…” and to “always remember that African history did not start with slavery or colonisation.”
In the introduction of the book, Rudy L. Massamba outlines fearlessly how the Blacks were indoctrinated through the educational system. According to him, the situation can only be reversed if “there is a paradigm shift within the educational system.”
On a serious note, I (as a Genealogical Researcher, Author and Educator) view his introduction of the book as a wake-up by Rudy L. Massamba. Therefore, I am in full support of his powerful but sensitive idea – which should be implemented accordingly by all Africans.
Comparatively speaking, all the three chapters in the book are equally important. However, I personally feel that chapter 1 has an edge over the two because it highlights how a wrong perception was implanted in a person’s mind (especially Africans). According to the author, this wrong mind-set was that Black people “are inferior to other races and are unable to invent or create anything.” His point of argument is backed up by two psychological examples he provided. Hence, he refers this wrong perception as “The Mental Destruction of Black People.” At the end of chapter 1, the author nullifies the mind-set created by ‘slavery’ and ‘colonisation’ in the form of “Real Motivation for the Mental Destruction of Black People.”
In my opinion, the main message of the book “Debunking Myths Around African Talent” is that the truth cannot be buried. Therefore, even if one can try and bury the truth, it will resurrect in one way or the other.
Informed by the undisputed facts presented by the author Rudy L. Massamba; I highly recommend the book “Debunking Myths Around African Talent” to be a must-have for everyone. Indeed, it is a very useful resource which will always serve as a scientific and historical reference.
Thanks to Matsebe for Reviewing my book
Rudy L. Massamba