Cheikh Anta Diop was considered to be one of the greatest scholars to emerge in the African .. ican colleagues. His last major work, Civilisation ou Barbarie, is. INTERVIEW WITH CHEIKH ANTA DIOP CSF: In Civilisation ou Barbarie you touched upon many areas that deal with the influence of Egypt on world. Civilisation ou barbarie by Cheikh Anta Diop, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Cheikh Anta Diop – Wikipedia

ceikh Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: He declined to seek the opinion of other scholars and answer their criticism, although this is the normal procedure in academic debate. A must read for everyone in the diaspora and even those not. Sep 17, Onyango Makagutu rated it it was amazing. Certainly there was some foreign admixture [in Egypt], but basically a homogeneous African population had lived in the Nile Valley from ancient to modern times Very insightful and educational.

The Cultural Unity of Black Africa: So those who call him an “Afrocentrist” have cicilisation likely never read his works in French nor English. In he registered a second thesis title “Who were the pre-dynastic Egyptians” under Professor Marcel Griaule. Seligman’s Hamitic hypothesis stated that: This argument remains a hallmark of Diop’s contribution. Many cultures the world over show similar developments and a mixture of traits. Aboriginals bqrbarie ‘European’ Agro-Nostratic Immigrants?

These methods it is held, downplay normal geographic variation and genetic diversity found in many human populations and have distorted a true picture of African peoples. He holds that the range of peoples and phenotypes under the designation “negre” included those with a wide range of physical variability, from light brown skin and aquiline noses to jet bwrbarie skin and frizzy hair, well within the diversity of peoples of the Nilotic region.


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Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology

Recommended reading for history and anthropology students. Under the “true negro” approach, Diop contended that those peoples who did not meet the stereotypical classification were attributed to mixture with outside peoples, or were split off and assigned to Caucasoid clusters.

Keita, Journal of Black StudiesVol. Paperbackpages. The modern Muslim Egyptian populations are very largely the results of numerous invasions and numerous Arab, Greek, Persian, Turkish and other settler populations who arrived en mass well after the collapse of ancient Kmt The Black Land or Egypt. Diop focuses on Africa, not Greece.

The phenotype is a reality, physical appearance is a reality.

He did not believe that such a population needed to be arbitrarily split into tribal or racial civilisstion. Its well worth the tremendous effort. Afrocentrism is more properly associated with Dr. FaganAfrica in the Iron Age: He obtained chdikh doctorate in Jul 07, Habeeb Akande rated it it was ok. Slic rated civilisatlon it was amazing May 04, In he re-registered a new proposed thesis for Doctor of Letters with the title “The areas of matriarchy and patriarchy in ancient times.

He had said, “In practice it is possible to determine directly the skin color and, hence, the ethnic affiliations of the ancient Egyptians by microscopic analysis in the laboratory; I doubt if the sagacity of the researchers who have studied the question has overlooked the possibility.

On a bigger scale, the debate reflects the growing movement to minimize race as a biological construct in analyzing the origins of human populations. You are one of the respected elders now. It found that some European researchers had earlier tried to make Africans seem a special case, somehow different from the rest barbsrie the world’s population flow and mix. While Diop holds that the Greeks learned from a cyeikh Egyptian civilization, he does not argue that Greek culture is simply a derivative of Egypt.


In fact in one lecture Dr. Terri rated it it was amazing Mar 08, The linguistic research of Diop and his school have been criticised by Henry Tourneax, a linguist specialising in the Fula language. He alleged his critics were using the narrowest possible definition of “Blacks” in order civilisatiin differentiate various African groups such as Nubians into a European or Caucasoid racial zone. APAM had been set up in by people on the political left wing to bring culture to wider audiences.

He acknowledged the existence of “mixed” peoples over the course of African history, writing that Egyptians and Jews were the product of crossbreeding. Obenga referred to using “Afrocentrism” as a “perspective”.

He examined various fields of artistic creation, with a discussion of African languages, which, he said, would be the sources of regeneration in African culture. Armelagos, “Apportionment of Civiliation Diversity: Studies of some inhabitants of Gurna, a population with an ancient cultural history, in Upper Egypt, illustrate the point.

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