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 Koran refers to the army of 40, men sent by the king of Ethiopia to crush an Arab revolt. Diop stakes out his positions very clearly.

Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.

Sep 25, Dave Ray rated it liked it. What do you think the ancient Egyptians looked like? Diop lays out two primary reasons as to why ancient Egypt likely sprung from black Africa. Yes, they were of different skin tones but they were NOT white; they wee Black, and they should be remembered as such.

After reading the book and engaging more people about the origins it becomes more clear that things like Berber culture, Ancient Libya and other cultures in proximity must be examined with scrutiny before claims can be made and proven.

He doesn’t shy away from criticism or from acknowledging that so Very solid book. Fascinating and illuminating discoveries.

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Jun 11, conec rated it really liked it. The pale folks who came to Egypt before it fell were usually prisoners of war who became slaves Egyptians could not be enslaved. Packed full of facts, from a range of sources, ancient, contemporary archeological, linguistical, the development of societies, and African culture.


As Diop says somewhere in the book we must look for the “negro” with a magnifying glass!! Maserame This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [By downloading using pdf hide spoiler ].


Sep 19, X-Man Francis rated it it was amazing. Sometimes, life just gets in the way Diop taste for serious study started with his childhood studies with the Mourides who value learning and have a long tradition of scholarship. It is not a mystery to me that Black people would be the original man as the walls of Kemet in the temples and shrines as well as inEthiopia and in Asia are quite explicit! In the book Diop goes into considerable detail about totemism. One needs only to meditate on Osiristhe redeemer-god who sacrifices himself, dies, and is resurrected to save mankind, a figure essentially affrican with Christ.

The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

Cheikh Anta Diop in the laboratory. What about the Poles and the Germans? Diop books was used in a class in America. Thank you for this well written informative piece on Dr. Nov 04, Khemauset Ankh rated it really liked it. The ancient Egyptians were Negroes. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here What happens now is that nobody talks of the Egyptians as White or Asian, but the conception is not challenged, so people continue to picture them as such and reproduce the idea – it has its own self-sustaining life.

This book is full of information and facts exposing white washing of origins of Carthage, Egypt, etc. Usually only Nubian captives are shown, and the attempt is made to suggest that the ancient people of Kemit Egypt and Nubia hated each other and racial hostility is at the bottom of the conflicts, wars and quarrels. Any one really familiar with ancient Egyptian art would know this.


CAD has used white man epistemology and essentialism strategically. To ask other readers questions about The African Origin of Civilizationplease sign up.

So far no one has ever come forth with any evidence to the contrary. I think this is the most effective refutation.

The more convincing reason was that ancient Egyptians as well as ancient writers in general believed that it did. Africaan boldly states his djop This highly technical and scholarly book is fast becoming a classic in the study of ancient African history. In discussing the classification of the language of ancient Egypt he writes: It took him almost a decade to have his doctorate degree granted: Jul 07, Habeeb Akande rated it it was ok.

The Phoenicians and the elite of Carthage were also Negroes. What were the Egyptian? 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 morning,starts our day, will 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.

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