You simply cannot celebrate anything about Black History without remembering the pioneering work done by the great Cheikh Anta Diop, the. Cheikh Anta Diop was a great Senegalese historian, anthropologist, philosopher, physicist and politician. He should be considered as one of. Cheikh Anta Diop, The African Origin of Civilization. Myth or Reality. Edited and Translated by Mercer Cook. Lawrence Hill and Co., New York.

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The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

I love Dr Diop calls it like it is and challenges other anthropologists biased point of views or blatant lies on the subject of African history. If you’re up for the challenge–and hopefully you will be because it’s SO worth the effort–this proves an astounding scholarly work deserving of mass attention. So far no one has ever come forth with any evidence to the contrary. Jun 19, Katie rated it really liked it. Diop lays out two primary africa as to why ancient Egypt likely sprung from black Africa.

Get afrjcan Know Us. About Cheikh Anta Diop. Leaves no doubt about the black origins of humanity.

The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality by Cheikh Anta Diop

Egyptians have a wide range of variation, and range from Mediterranean to sub-Saharan African morphological characteristics. The African Origin of Civilization: The book represents a followup reading through discussions I engaged in with a good friend. How to download this freely?


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This anra technical and scholarly book is fast becoming a classic in the study of ancient African history. And we know that totemism is alive almost everywhere in Black Africa even today. Jun 20, Jeremy Allen Phelps rated it it was amazing.

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These people whom ask me such shallow questions want and tend to remember them as white. The first answer I got was about their clothes This is avoidance of the uncomfortable. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Fascinating and illuminating discoveries.

A Heritage of …. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Diop argues that traditionally historians view black people differently and particularly Africans in terms of historical and archeological analysis and exposes this with evidence.

Jan 02, Jerry rated it really liked it Shelves: Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dr.

origln Anyone interested in Ancient Africa should start with this book. Arrican Diop says somewhere in the book we must look for the “negro” with a magnifying glass!! This book was eye opening. To me it was a good read, i’ve checked many of the sources and come away confident that the aim of Diop was to not u At first it’s not clear why Diop is addressing some topics because the book doesn’t clearly layout the prevailing thoughts on the origins of Kemet.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Diop describes the response to this fact by his Eurocentric critics: What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Meanwhile, the Indo-Europeans struggling to survive on the hostile steppes developed the patriarchal family and aggressive, opportunistic lifeways, devoid of respect for diip, which treated them harshly. In the book Diop civiilzation into considerable detail about totemism.


This doesn’t mean all Egyptians were exclusively African in origin or that any modern people has a direct tie or claim to this ancient one.

Myth or Reality”, is that the ancient Pharaonic Egyptian Civilization was Black, that is, that the ancient Egyptian looked very different than the light-to-white-skinned Egyptian we see today.

As a child Diop spent many years studying the history of the Wolof peoples with many of the most erudite members of the Mourides, such as Mbacke Bousso who was a cousin and disciple of the great Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba. Piece by piece, Diop has begun to remove the layers of speculation, misinformation, deliberate falsehoods and European nationalisms that have distorted the writing of world history for the last four or five hundred years.

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One of my all time favorite books.