Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth As History
Not Out of Africa has sparked widespread debate over the teaching of revisionist history in schools and colleges. Was Socrates black? Did Aristotle steal his ideas from the library in Alexandria? Do we owe the underlying tenets of our democratic civilizaiton to the Africans? Mary Lefkowitz explains why politically motivated histories of the ancient world are being written and shows how Afrocentrist claims blatantly contradict the historical evidence. Not Out of Africa is an important book that protects and argues for the necessity of historical truths and standards in cultural education.For this new paperback edition, Mary Lefkowitz has written an epilogue in which she responds to her critics and offers topics for further discussion. She has also added supplementary notes, a bibliography with suggestions for further reading, and a glossary of names.
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Review: Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as HistoryUser Review - Jean Piriou - Goodreads
It is sad that Lefkowitz and other scholars have had to take time away from their scholarship, in which they were trained (unlike Bernal, trained in Chinese history and language) to refute a ... Read full review
Review: Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as HistoryUser Review - C. Derick Varn - Goodreads
It some major ways this book seems dated since the form of Afrocentrism it critiques seems to have little cache in the academy now. Furthermore, the epilogue on personal attacks also seems entirely ... Read full review