The African Origin of Civilization has ratings and 48 reviews. Zanna said: Soundtrack to this review – please listen:)The Ancient Egyptians, th. Cheikh Anta Diop was a great Senegalese historian, anthropologist, philosopher, physicist and politician. He should be considered as one of. Get this from a library! The African origin of civilization: myth or reality. [Cheikh Anta Diop] — From the Publisher: Edited and translated by Mercer Cook. Laymen .

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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. The Egyptians and Nahasi were different shades of reddish-brown.

Now I’m on the lookout for books and other art that presents ancient Egypt as Black. Who was a great man full of God and humility.

Besides a bibliography and notes, is an archeological glossary and brief biographical notes on authors cited. Jan 25, A. Here are the books I read from Pr. As Diop says somewhere in the book we must look for the “negro” with a magnifying glass!!

Quite amazing and indisputable along with the research and documentation of Dr. It is facts such as this that causes many euro-centric scholars to “drift into abstractions”.

Aug 19, miskcufdog rated it it was amazing. Myth or Reality, was published in Are the wars, conflicts and quarrels among the English, Irish, Welsh and Scots based on racial hostility?

Even on the grounds of the essentialist concept of race it propounds, it is incorrect.

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This does not necessarily imply a genetic relationship, however. 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. Western scholars were faced with a dilemma when no examples of totemism could be found among whites.

Sep 19, X-Man Francis rated it it was amazing. The Evolution, revolution, evolving revolution of minds — Colour Me Coloured on September 18, at CAD believes that there are only three ‘races’, ‘white, black and yellow’ and suspects that even the ‘yellow’ is really just a mix of black and white, like the Semites and other ‘Mediterranean’ people, odigin the Egyptians today. The last person is quite enlightened, he knows race is not a thing, but it seems to me that it is another way of avoiding an uncomfortable topic.

Jul 29, Ben rated it it was amazing. Xfrican book should be required reading for civiilzation adults and children. So while Snta find the occasional descent into skull-measuring tedious, I recognise its necessity. I have the highest respect for the late great Dr.

How to download this freely? Diop presents very impressive arguments and analysis in support of the “monogenetic” thesis of humanity, meaning that all races are descended from the Black race.

And where Egyptians travelled North, they ruled: Egyptians have a wide range of variation, and range from Mediterranean to sub-Saharan African morphological characteristics.

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

A must read for those interested in African culture and history and still strikes a chord after origiin these decades. Person 2 also said ‘Surely the Egyptologists were not all racist’ which is related to the objection ‘some old racist books claimed the Egyptians were white’ But this is not over, as person 2’s first response indicates.


The writing of the history of Africa and the history of the world has not been the same since Cheikh Anta Diop. Moreover, he had earned two PhDs: To repeat a much abused revelation: I thank all of the Scholars who have taken the time to research t bring us vital information qfrican knocks all false theories out of the water!

The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

Sometimes, life just gets in the way Aug 14, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hicks rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 30, Miss Makaveli rated it it was amazing Shelves: History is important, emotionally. However, we can not overemphasize the fact that this basic, indispensable condition has never been met…………. Bounteous nature was unsurprisingly revered. He was also t he only African student of his generation to have received a training in egyptology. Sometimes it’s interesting to go back and look at those book just to how much influence such reading has on you Jun 20, Jeremy Allen Phelps rated it it was amazing.

These people whom ask me such shallow questions want and tend to remember them as white. Mainstream Egyptologists such as F.