African Samurai

Now African Samurai presents the never-before-told biography of this unique figure of the sixteenth century, one whose travels between countries, cultures, and classes offer a new perspective on race in world history and a vivid portrait of ...

African Samurai

African Samurai

Warrior. Samurai. Legend. When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traversed much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child in Northeast Africa, he served as a bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, traveling to India and China, and eventually arriving in Japan, where everything would change. Most Japanese people had never seen an African man before. Some believed he was a god. Others saw him as the black-skinned Buddha. Among those drawn to him was Lord Nobunaga, head of the most powerful clan in Japan, who made Yasuke a samurai in his court. Soon, Yasuke was learning the traditions of martial arts and ascending the upper echelons of Japanese society, where he would live on to become a legend for the centuries to come.

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African Samurai
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Geoffrey Girard, Thomas Lockley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-02 - Publisher: Hanover Square Press

Warrior. Samurai. Legend. When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traversed much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child in Northeast Africa, he served as a bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, traveling to India and China, and eventually arriving in
Yasuke
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Thomas Lockley, Geoffrey Girard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-02 - Publisher: Hachette UK

WARRIOR. SAMURAI. LEGEND. The remarkable life of history's first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. The man who came to be known as Yasuke arrived in Japan in the 16th century, an indentured mercenary arriving upon one of the Portuguese ships
Yasuke (African Samurai)
Language: en
Pages: 58
Authors: Jeff Taylor
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-27 - Publisher: Independently Published

Brought to Japan in the 16th century by Portuguese traders, he was the first person of African origin who became an instant celebrity. Rumored to be about 7 feet tall, and possessing the strength of 10 men, he garnered the attention of the famed warlord, Oda Nobunaga. He served his
Yasuke The Legend of the African Samurai
Language: en
Pages: 40
Authors: Jamal Turner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-04 - Publisher:

Warrior. Bodyguard. Samurai. Legend. His name was Yasuke and he was all of these things. But how did a warrior from Africa find himself serving under one of Japan's most powerful warlords? Find out in this epic tale of honor, loyalty, and duty. If you or your children love swords,
Black Samurai
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Marc Olden
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-17 - Publisher: Open Road Media

When terrorists butcher his sensei, a samurai takes vengeance in blood On leave in Tokyo, American GI Robert Sand is shot trying to protect an old man from a quartet of drunk American soldiers. As Sand passes out, the old man springs on his tormenters, beating them senseless with frail,

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