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The African Slave Who Became a Japanese Samurai (A True Story)

How Yasuke transcended cultures across thousands of miles.

“The only reason a warrior is alive is to fight, and the only reason a warrior fights is to win” — Miyamoto Musashi (Source: publishing rights purchased by the author via istock images)

Yasuke’s life began in the complicated arms of human conflict. It was Mozambique in the mid-1550s. Warring tribes were encroaching upon each other's land in an ongoing struggle for resources and power.¹A byproduct of this…

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Sean Kernan

Sean Kernan

Quality over quantity. That guy from Quora. Writing out of Tampa, Florida.