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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The author – then a Classics professor at Wellesley College – was galvanized into writing this book by a series of interconnected episodes which had led her to realize that students in her college ... Read full review
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I bought this book after a talk given by the author while she was on her book tour. Dr. Lefkowitz exposes the lies being told in our schools in the name of political correctness. Afrocentrism is always political, but it's not always correct. Read full review