Journalist Geoffrey York has dug deeper for the Globe and Mail into the story about alleged descendants of Medieval Chinese sailors on the coast of Kenya that I wrote about once in ’07. He finds that not even the locals, who supposedly tell “legends” about their Chinese ancestry, believe any of it or indeed know of any such legends prior to the recent foreign involvement. He quotes me, but it’s a good piece anyway.

Comments

  1. #1 gregh
    April 11, 2011

    Well, in spite of the quote (kidding) it’s a very interesting story. Thanks!

  2. #2 Jonathan Jarrett
    April 13, 2011

    Lovely! I’d managed to forget your piece on this by the time I wrote this one; I’ve now closed the circle by linking this one from that.

  3. #3 codero
    April 20, 2011

    tho’ he does tend to get his tenses wrong:
    “Chinese sailors are said to have swam ashore “