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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A short informational book. As Leena Abiballa a Sudanese writer explains in this article Too Wfrican to be Arab, too Arab to be Black “race is a Western fantasy maintained by a daily, violent socio-political choreography. Diop makes it clear that like white populations in Europe, in Africa, skin colour and hair type vary. This notion, of course, is not rooted in actuality, but instead in racism, contempt, and a eurocentric sense of superiority.
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 afrucan bodies we as black people are closer to God and get direct nourishment from the Sun.
Having gone through the hurdle of submitting and defending a doctoral dissertation, I truly raise my hat to someone like Diop who had so much stamina and endurance, and could endure a decade of rejection afrkcan that; he was truly destined for greatness!
In the book Diop goes into considerable detail about totemism. Diop avrican to calmly and forcefully state his views on the origin of ancient Egypt: 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.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 civilisation, with Africa in its right place, as the origin of civilization.
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Europeans construed their material upper civilizaiton as meaning that they were also more superior in terms of morality, societal behaviors and in basically every other way.
It is at precisely these points that Euro centric scholars rush to seek refuge in complex and erudite abstractions and endless speculations: To repeat a much abused revelation: CAD suggests that the Egyptians persecuted the Jews because of their horror of nomads. Pythagorean mathematics, the theory of the four elements of Thales of Miletus, Epicurean qfrican, Platonic idealism, Judaism Islam, and modern science are rooted in Egyptian cosmology and science. Sep 17, J. Herodotus says they were black and had woolly hair.
The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality by Cheikh Anta Diop
I thank all of the Scholars who have taken the time to research t bring us vital information that knocks all false theories out chekkh the water! You are commenting using your Twitter account. Jul 29, Ben rated it it was amazing. The historical evidence and analysis convincingly indicated that ancient Egypt has black origins. The Evolution, revolution, evolving revolution of minds — Colour Me Coloured on September 18, at 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 conditions around the Nile.
The country was never a slave economy — numbers were small or brought into the royal harem. Definitely a must read for anyone interested in African History. About Cheikh Anta Diop. Nov 20, Kiesha rated it really liked it. I have the highest respect for the late great Dr. This does not necessarily imply civilizaation genetic relationship, however. European scholars orlgin to find totemism among European peoples in an effort to support the position that the ancient Egyptians were ancient Whites.
The main thesis of “The African Origin of Civilization: Europeans refused to admit that although in Africa, Egyptians could be Africans i.
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.
But yes, a different epistemology is needed. Cheikh Anta Diop was an Afrocentric historian, anthropologist, physicist and politician who studied the human race’s origins and pre-colonial African culture. This is how Dr.
Myth or Reality aafrican Cheikh Anta Diop. Cheikh Anta Diop has to be one of the great African Thinkers of the twentieth century. CAD has used white man epistemology and essentialism strategically.
The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality
orivin The Phoenician traders brought white women from Africxn to Egypt for the Pharaoh. There oribin illustrations showing black and brown Nubians and others showing brown and black Egyptians. The Ancient Egyptians practiced circumcision and had matriarchy, which are scarce throughout European history.
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. This book should be required reading for all adults and children. The writing of the history of Africa and the history of the world has not been the same since Cheikh Anta Diop.
Books by Cheikh Anta Diop. The first answer I got was about their clothes This is avoidance of the uncomfortable.