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Fantasy Friday: Yasuke

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

Hi everyone! This is a new segment on the NAC news page, every Friday we'll be highlighting a historical or mythological figure from African and Caribbean History. Today we have Yasuke, who falls in the former category. Yasuke was an African man who became the first foreign-born samurai in Japan. The history of this black samurai is well recorded in Japanese culture and the epic tales of his charisma, intelligence, strength and skill can be confused with fiction, if it were not true. To take us deeper into the history, we have partnered with the "Black History Buff" podcast (available on all streaming platforms e.g Spotify, etc), see video below:

Furthermore, their are great academic and history books on Yasuke. One of them is featured and discussed in this additional video below:

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