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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Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Civilization or Barbarismplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Civilization or Barbarism.

Lists with This Book. Jan 26, Banole rated it it was amazing. It must be remembered that Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop never said he was an “Afrocentist”. Afrocentrism is more properly associated with Dr. Molefi Asante of Temple University. Asante popularized the term “Afrocentrism”. As far as I know Dr. Diop never used the term in any of his works or his lectures. So those who call him an “Afrocentrist” have most likely never read his works in French nor Englis Dr.

So those who call him an “Afrocentrist” have most likely never read his works in French nor English. Theophile Obenga has never used the term to describe Dr. Diop or his work. In fact in one lecture Dr. Obenga referred to using “Afrocentrism” as a “perspective”. It is also important to keep in mind that Dr. Diop was not talking about modern Egypt. Modern Egyptians had nothing to do with ancient Egypt and the cultures and civilizations civvilisation the Pharaohs.

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 chiekh of ancient Kmt The Black Land or Egypt. Hceikh fact bears repeating again and again. Diop assumed his readers would have strong backgrounds in African ancient Nile Barbadie history, Aegean history, linguistics, Classical European writers, archaeology, ethnologyanthropology and so on.


People who have never seriously studied the cultures and civilizations of Africa will find this book hard to understand, especially if one is unfamiliar with the great river valley cultures of Africa or the large group of peoples who make up “la communaute’ poularophone”, an extremely large group of African peoples who speak Peul, Serer, Wolof or any of the many related languages and share related cultures.

Furthermore, if you can not read the ancient Egyptian language or have not studied linguistics, there is no way you can fully understand or fully appreciate the the genetic linguistic relationships that exist cheilh ancient Egyptian and modern day black African languages. So pages and all other linguistic information may appear meaningless or hard to follow.

People who know nothing about the centuries old migration routes across the African continent can not be expected to fully understand this book. The Euro-centic version of Egyptology has always attempted to separate “Ancient Egypt” from the rest of Ckvilisation. The aim was to fabricate a history of ancient Egypt that placed the origins of ancient Egyptian culture in the “East”, the Orient” or somewhere in Mesopotamia.

Egypt was a part of Oriental culture, even a part of the European Spirit. Many people are still influenced by this falsification of human history, and far too many still cling to it for emotional,nationalistic or ideological reasons. Many times Diop is attacked by those who have been taught the standard Euro-centric view of the world, especially the history of “Ancient Egypt.

The fact that the language is a typical black African language causes some to retreat into silence or rage. Others attempt to hide their lack of understanding by ad hominem attacks, ridicule ,slander and name-calling.

But none answer his scholarship with equal scholarship!! The book is difficult in the Chekih translation and in the original French. This book is no easy read. Study African art and the cultures that produced it. Study the place of cattle in many African societies. Study the religions and social customs of Black Africa. Learn about African totemism and Egyptian totemism. Study an African language. Give yourself several years to gain a better understanding of this masterful piece of scholarship!

This is a book that takes a lot of time and study to fully understand Its xiop worth the tremendous effort. Jun 06, IDJ added it. Sep 14, Joseph Thompson rated it it was amazing.

The definitive text in African history that civilisarion are not taught in schools. This effectively destroys the myths about African people never being civilized and covers every African civilization from the Nile Valley to Medieval West Africa and beyond.


A must read for everyone in the diaspora and even those not. It will change your perspective on history and make you realize you have to go out and seek the truth for yourself. You are one of the respected elders now. Nov 04, Khemauset Ankh rated it it was amazing. Scientic proof of melanated mummies from Khemet Egypt. Best read in a group. Baba Cheikh Anta Diop was indeed brilliant! Sep 26, Zacc rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone in search of truth.

Sep 17, Onyango Makagutu rated it it was amazing. It’s a good easy to read and understand book.

Civilisation ou barbarie

Well researched and scholarly. Recommended reading for history and anthropology students. Nov 02, samuel johnson rated it really liked it. I really liked like book. The amount of research that went into this is amazing. The two cradle theory is interesting. I can see evidence civiliation the “cold cradle” in the Western value system and culture. May 06, Femi Kush rated it it was amazing.

Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology

Finally someone dare with scientific ata proved that ancient Egyptians were indeed blacks and he did it unapologetically. Jan 23, Chago Davis rated it it was amazing. Complex first chapter due to the scientific explanation of carbon dating.

Diop is really blunt about his historical findings.

With the ending of a chapter with the words chei,h was black and may he rest in peace in his black skin” Jul 07, Habeeb Akande rated it it was ok. Mar 30, Lawrence rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Very insightful and educational. Omowale Jabali rated it really liked it Dec 30, Mayoljok rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Terri rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Taharka M-hotep rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Micah rated it really liked it Jul 20, Sha Him Barksdale rated it it was amazing Diip 17, Sidney Davis rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Terry Jane rated it did not like it Aug 17, Ramear Xi rated it really liked it Apr 08, Tiana Jackson rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Byron Price rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Prewitt rated it it was amazing Jul 01,