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

This does not necessarily imply a genetic relationship, however. The Bible says it. Diop stakes out his positions very clearly. We should not get over it. Any one really familiar with ancient Egyptian art would know this.

Sorry it took so long to read.

The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

Egyptians have a wide range of variation, and range from Mediterranean to sub-Saharan African morphological characteristics. His tone comes across as angry at times but his facts and analyses are impeccable. What about the Poles and the Germans?

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Jan 25, A. Tshose morena on April 23, at Diop even noted that the language of the Ancient Egyptians bears similarities to West African languages. Packed full of facts, from a range of sources, ancient, contemporary archeological, linguistical, the development of societies, and African culture. Some of these theories propose that the Egyptians came from the North, which is ridiculous, and others create White races with dark skin.


I salute this great soul who made us proud of being Africans, who re-define history or rather wrote History the way it should have been, with Africa in its right place, as the origin of civilization.

Henrik Clarke,and a personal favorite Rev Ray Hagins who reminds me that God is the Sun the only Omnipotent,Most Brilliant, The Highest Starwakes us up every civilizztion our day, hceikh never leave us or forsake us,is there for everyone to enjoy, and we worship it without thining about it, the Sun however has kissed the Black race only and that is evidence enough for us to know who earths rightful rulers are with the most melanin in our bodies we as black people are closer to God and get direct nourishment from the Sun.

No trivia or quizzes yet. They regarded blacks that were found in Ancient Egypt as slaves. There is more archeological evidence about. They show close cultural links between Nubia and Ancient Egypt, though the relationship had been acknowledged for years.

Chwikh people whom ask me such shallow questions want and te This book should be required reading for all adults and children. The Phoenician traders brought white women from Greece to Egypt for the Pharaoh. 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 for cooperation imposed by the particular agricultural chsikh around the Nile.


Every person of African descent should read this book. Aug 30, Miss Makaveli rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first answer I got was about their clothes This is avoidance of the uncomfortable. Nothing susceptible of being dated with certainty.

Their gods were there, and t Soundtrack to this review – please listen: Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The head was shaved leaving only a patch of hair on top imitating the peacock.

Their gods Osiris and Isis were depicted as black. While I was reading this, I asked some folks this question: Diop’s work has posed important questions about the cultural bias inherent in scientific research.

Nor is this the only aspect of the text which needs further decolonisation.

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