Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization. Buy The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality by Cheikh Anta Diop online at Alibris. 336 p. Audience: General/trade. Very insightful not an easy read. I had a 1st edition, but it was stolen. 24*7 Customer Service. Glad I bought it. Anyone interested in Ancient Africa should start with this book. Indeed, must be in libraries of Whites and Asians as well. When he relates an opinion that he does not share, he always takes care to note his disagreement. Here we have reached the historical background of the curse upon Ham. Changes daily.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select. Thus it is from hearsay only that I can speak of the lower chambers. Use the Alibris Advanced Search Page to narrow your search criteria and find your item! Very well organized and researched manuscript. From the Publisher: Edited and translated by Mercer Cook. Please try again. Flashes out things he began to touch on in "Pre-Colonial Black Africa". The author argues that the ancient Egyptians (Anu) were Negroes. If the Egyptians persecuted the Israelites as the Bible says, and if the Egyptians were Negroes, sons of Ham, as the same Bible says, we can no longer ignore the historical causes of the curse upon Ham — despite the legend of Noah's drunkenness. According to Cornelius de Pauw, in the low epoch Egypt was almost saturated with foreign white colonies: Arabs in Coptos, Libyans on the future site of Alexandria, Jews around the city of Hercules (Avaris? These facts prove that if the Egyptian people had originally been white, it might well have remained so. Add $39+ into your cart and your items ship for free! Listen Free to African Origin of Civilization - Myth or Reality audiobook by Cheikh Anta Diop with a 30 Day Free Trial! A great mind at work during his time! If we are to believe the Bible, they were employed on construction work, serving as laborers in building the city of Ramses. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Coming from eyewitnesses, they could hardly be false. This book has extensive factual data regarding the truth about the Black world from the beginning of the world. The entire book is a refutation to the so-called European and other historians, anthropologists, philosophers who have performed "scientific" and intellectual acrobatics in order to remove the African from Ancient Egypt. Diop was able to dissect every piece of the argument and really shows what the African origin really is. Check out these wonderful and insightful posts from our editors, Search for your favorite author and through the power of IBM Watson. Without a shadow of doubt this book will be up among the finest pieces in documenting the true source of collective human civilization - Black Africans. On the contrary, his explanation of the inundations of the Nile reveals a rational mind seeking scientific reasons for natural phenomena: Perhaps, after censuring all the opinions that have been put forward on this obscure subject, one ought to propose some theory of one's own. My concern in Dr. Diop’s text concerns the necessary reference to evolution as the basis for origins of earth and man bringing a cloud over his conclusions. Hence, it is natural to find Kam in Hebrew, meaning heat, black, burned. I love Dr Diop calls it like it is and challenges other anthropologists biased point of views or blatant lies on the subject of African history, Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2017. Like Dr. Diop, I too am saddled with the biased historical documentation by Eurocentric minds that claim their narrative is true and all others faulty currently, even today in 2019 in school curriculums from BK education (Birth to kindergarten) to Ph.D. Fortunately, Dr. Diop proves, within the borders of the Eurocentrists, their own fallacies and prevarications. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Why "refabricate" history despite his explicit evidence? So does Alibris. Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Alibris. It was largely because of these works that, at the World Festival of the Arts held in Dakar in 1966, Dr. Diop shared with the late W.E.B. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality presents Dr. Diop’s main thesis that historical, archaeological and anthropological evidence supports the theory that the civilization of ancient Egypt, the first that history records, was actually Negroid in origin. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. Awesome work considering it's a translation from French. New. Leaves no doubt about the black origins of humanity. anyone of any race who is interested in Black Studies, this is one of the textbooks for an Intro to African American Studies class i'm taking.

It was always an opinionated bias view where history was overlapped with myth and forced down our throats as historical truth. According to the Bible, they settled in the land of Goshen and became shepherds of the Pharaoh's flocks. For the former, who dedicates an entire chapter before the conclusion, to address someone who very specifically targeted his works & the conclusions they lead to. --This text refers to the. To demonstrate that the Greek oracle is of Egyptian origin, Herodotus advances another argument: "Lastly, by calling the dove black, they [the Dodonaeans] indicated that the woman was Egyptian...." The doves in question symbolize two Egyptian women allegedly kidnapped from Thebes to found the oracles of Dodona and Libya. The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders. Dr. Diop presents facts and assessments of others work on the subject with brutal honesty with a scholars dispassion.

Cheikh Anta Diop was an Afrocentric historian, anthropologist, physicist and politician who studied the human race's origins and pre-colonial African culture. to 2000 A.D. 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof: A Short Cut to The World History of The Negro, African Origins of Major "Western Religions", They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations), Edited and translated by Mercer Cook.Laymen and scholars alike will welcome the publication of this one-volume translation of the major sections of C. A. Diop's two books, Nations negres et culture and Anteriorite des civilizations negres, which have profoundly influenced thinking about Africa around the world.