Dr Hakim Adi Replies to my Inquiry about Prehistoric African Invasion of Britain

A few hours ago I sent an email to Dr Hakim Adi of Chichester university about a claim he supposedly made in his recent book on the history of African and Afro-Caribbean communities in Britain. According to a post by Simon Webb of History Debunked on YouTube, Dr Adi claims that there is folklore of an African invasion of Britain prior to the Roman conquest. I queried the claim, as I have never heard of it, and suggested that it could be a garbled version of various archaeological, pseudo-historical and fictional accounts of migrations from Africa to Britain or aboriginal Black inhabitants of these isles.

Dr Adi has kindly replied to my inquiry. Here it is:

‘Dear David,

I have been informed that what someone referred to as a ‘crazy white supremacist’ has made a video about one of my books for children. In the circumstances you will understand why I don’t take such a ‘review’ of my book very seriously. 

 As that book is only 48 pages long, I feel sure that you have looked at what I have written for yourself. If not, perhaps you will care to look at a more developed version which is being published by Penguin next month. There I provide some of the latest archaeological findings and more ancient references https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/130682/hakim-adi

with my best wishes,

Professor Hakim Adi

Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora’.

It’s not quite the reply I would have wanted, but some readers may enjoy his description of Simon Webb. I have sent a reply to Dr Adi thanking him for getting back to me and pointing me to the more developed version of his book.

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6 Responses to “Dr Hakim Adi Replies to my Inquiry about Prehistoric African Invasion of Britain”

  1. Mark Pattie Says:

    I’m not sure his description of Simon Webb is *quite* accurate- Webb has debunked the poisonous “Great Replacement/Kalerghi plan” garbage. That being said, I have seen videos where SW has whitewashed the apartheid regime in South Africa! Sheesh!

  2. gillyflowerblog Says:

    What do you mean, it’s not the reply you wanted. Was it because it didn’t fit your viewpoint. I’m not sure why someone who professes to be a socialist, or used to, is taking the words of the likes of SW

    • beastrabban Says:

      No, it’s simply that I would have liked a fuller reply responding to my queries, rather than being pointed to the book.

  3. Brian Burden Says:

    A civilised exchange.

    • beastrabban Says:

      Thank you – it always helps to be polite, if possible.

      • Mark Pattie Says:

        Re Simon Webb, I’m not sure he’s quite “white supremacist” but he is certainly an Apartheid-apologist and also likes a game of Guess the Ethnicity of the Perpetrator with certain crimes. Because no white British are guilty of ghastly sexual indecencies, right? Reluctant credit to him that he never calls black people (I apologise) “d*rkies” at least.

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