Antériorité Des Civilisations Nègres

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L. Hill, 1974 - History - 317 pages
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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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.....The book is a excellent read, it goes through all the lies Europeans have concocted throughout the world and thoroughly proves them wrong.. Although I am not black, people have to remember that mankind not only started in Africa, but it existed there for a very long time before humans first left for other unpopulated parts of the world. Every person of color knows the most ancient were not white, and that the ancient egyptians were also black Africans; like their own writings suggest by saying that they came from deeper in Africa. 

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race is a socio political and economic tool not a biological or genetic 1. we have to come to the conclusion that history is a document that was not father or fostered by our incumbent controllers of ... Read full review


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About the author (1974)

Cheikh Anta Diop was born in 1923 in Diourbel, Senegal. After earning a Litt.D. degree in France, Diop worked as a historian in addition to heading the carbon-14 dating laboratory for the Institut Fondamentale d'Afrique Noire in Senegal. He founded two political parties in the 1960s, the Bloc des Masses Senegalaises and the Front Nationale Senegalaise, but he is best remembered for his historical works about Africa. Diop's works includes Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology, 1991 and Alerte sous les tropiques: Articles 1946-1960: Culture et developpement en Afrique noire, Presence Africaine, 1990. Through his books, Diop attempts to prove that blacks had a larger role in the beginnings of civilization than is generally acknowledged. He was honored by the World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966 as the black intellectual who had exercised the most fruitful influence in the 20th century. Diop died February 7, 1986, in Dakar, Senegal.

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