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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Diop stakes out his positions very clearly. Firstly, this is insulting.

If you are new to Egyptology I would say this book holds up well and you will not find yourself embarrassed by discussing most of the content within it. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Aug 30, Miss Makaveli rated it it was amazing Shelves: He also spoke several African and European languages. Dec 14, Donald rated it it was amazing. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He proved that archaeological and anthropological evidence supported his view that Pharaohs were of Negroid origin.

Myth or Reality, Precolonial Black Africa. The history of Black Africa will remain suspended in air and cannot be written correctly until historians dare cicilization it with the history of Egypt………. Why am I greeting CAD’s project as near-heroic? You are commenting using your Facebook account. Excerpts and links may be anat, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dr. These people whom ask me such shallow questions want and te This book should be required reading for all adults and children.


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Europeans construed their material upper hand as meaning that they were also more superior in terms of morality, societal behaviors and in basically every other way.

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I appreciate the scholarly research nata analysis which is used to validate all conclusions presented in this work. Far too often people ask me “what color where the ancient ‘Egyptians’- it shouldn’t matter but it is made to matter as the people of amazing civilizations, technologies, magics, arts and literature, just to name a few things that we still use to this day. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog orrigin receive notifications of new posts by email.

Anyone interested in Ancient Africa should start with this book. A classic by any measure, this book is a pillar in the library of any serious minded African revolutionary or interested party. Hence such designations as ‘Hamite’ ‘Nilotic’ and so on, proliferate as the white Egyptologists scramble to avoid the belief that the despised and enslaved Negro could be the antecedent and teacher of European culture.

This book is full of information and facts exposing white washing of origins of Carthage, Egypt, etc. Great Issues of a Race from B. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

To ask other readers questions about The African Origin of Civilizationplease sign up. If you’re up fhe the challenge–and hopefully you will be because it’s SO worth the effort Tremendous amount of information within these pages. He was also t he only African student of his generation to have received a training in egyptology.

History is important, emotionally.

However, we can not overemphasize the fact that this basic, indispensable condition has never been met…………. This book was eye opening. I did not know that one of Dr. Jan 02, Jerry rated it really liked it Shelves: Meanwhile, the Indo-Europeans struggling to survive on the hostile steppes developed the patriarchal family and aggressive, opportunistic lifeways, devoid of respect for nature, which treated them harshly. Cheikh Anta Diop has to be one of the great African Thinkers of the twentieth century.


Mesopotamia was still building with sun-dried bricks made of clay that rain transformed into a mass of mud. This isn’t a theory of racial superiority of course; the Egyptians’ social and cultural sophistication, asserts CAD, was nurtured by their environment and the need ogigin cooperation imposed by the particular origon conditions around the Nile. This does not necessarily imply a genetic relationship, however. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

The wealth of information in this book is astounding.

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It gained a much wider audience for his work. These people whom ask me such shallow questions want and tend to remember them as white.

A somewhat civiilization attempt to reverse colonialist denigration of sub-Saharan African capabilities. I will be purchasing more books by Cheikh Anta Diop. Even on the grounds of the essentialist concept of race it propounds, it is incorrect. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: As Leena Abiballa a Sudanese writer roigin in this article Too Black to be Arab, too Arab to be Black “race is a Western fantasy maintained by a daily, violent socio-political choreography.

I think this is the most effective refutation. An excellent and thorough proof that the Ancient Egyptians were, in fact, black. Diop used their own work and research and his own observations to tear cheikn their arguments to pieces.