The African Origin of Civilization: Myth Or Reality

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Chicago Review Press, 1989 - History - 336 pages
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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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This Book can be a little dry at times but its full of so much information it opend the door for me to want to know more on so many subjects. Cheikh Anta Diop did a great job fighting the lies and racism in his time and era. Must have to your book collection highly recommend.

Contents

CHAPTER II
2
Zoser
6
Tuthmosis III
12
Women Making Perfume
19
Djimbi and Djéré
25
Totemic Coiffures
26
Patesi King of Lagash
CHAPTER III
Zimbabwe Architecture 37 Grimacing Swiss Mask
Congolese Cubist Mask
Ife Nigeria Head
Benin Bronze Head
The Gao Mosque
CHAPTER IX
The Peul Type
Ramses II as a

The Famous Dark Red Color
Prisoners of Abu Simbel
Aryan Libyan and Semitic Captives
Narmers Tablet
CHAPTER IV
A Black Queen of Sudan
Egyptian Totemic Deities
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VIII
Falcon and Crocodile
Political and Social Evolution of Ancient Egypt
The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid
Zosers Mortuary Temple
CHAPTER XI
Egyptian Influence on Cretan Art 47 Three Skulls
The Hottentot Venus
Negro Woman
NOTES
NOTES ON ARCHEOLOGICAL TERMS USED IN THE TEXT
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Cheikh Anta Diop was a Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and scholar of Afrocentricity.

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