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The African origin of civilization: myth or reality

Author: Cheikh Anta Diop
Publisher: New York : L. Hill, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: 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. It was largely because of these works that, at the World Festival of the Arts held in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheikh Anta Diop
ISBN: 1556520727 9781556520723 0882080210 9780882080215 0882080229 9780882080222
OCLC Number: 790504
Notes: Translation of sections of Antériorité des civilisations négres and Nations nègres et culture.
Description: xvii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Translator's preface --
Preface: Meaning of our work --
1: What were the Egyptians? --
2: Birth of the Negro myth --
3: Modern falsification of history --
4: Could Egyptian civilization have originated in the Delta? --
5: Could Egyptian civilization be of Asian origin? --
6: Egyptian race as seen and treated by anthropologists --
7: Arguments supporting a Negro origin --
8: Arguments opposing a Negro origin --
9: Peopling of Africa from the Nile Valley --
10: Political and social evolution of Ancient Egypt --
11: Contribution of Ethiopia-Nubia and Egypt --
12: Reply to a critic --
13: Early history of humanity: evolution of the black world --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Notes on archaeological terms used in the text --
Brief biographical notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Antériorité des civilisations nègres.
Responsibility: Cheikh Anta Diop ; translated from the French by Mercer Cook.

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From the Publisher: 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. 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. DuBois an award as the writer who had exerted the greatest influence on Negro thought in the 20th century.

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