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The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality audiobook cover art

Not for the archeology + anthropology newbies<br />

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Reviewed: 03-15-19

Struggled to understand much of the technical jargon.
Was interesting in terms of outdated information, since ranked as pseudoscience.
Also interesting because he posits the African origin of humanity long before it was proven facts.

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A MUST - READ

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Reviewed: 03-14-19

This book provides a horrific, yet illuminating narrative of white supremacy, how it is institutionalized and how it has morphed over 200 years. The necessity for organisations such as Black Lives Matter and the continuation of the struggle for civil rights is highlighted in a well - reasoned, intellectual, yet heart rending style. This book is essential reading for everyone who is politically aware and grappling with the difficulties of race relations in the 21st century.

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Good, light "reading"

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

The story is sweet, in places rather melodramatic and the characters seem a little contrived at times, which was not helped by the narrator's song-song style of reading. However, the research that has gone into the book is admirable. Overall, it was an enjoyable story.

A great story teller and a passionate historian

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Reviewed: 10-20-18

Rufus Fears is an excellent reader and story teller g it is no wonder that he is such a renowned lecturer. However, his views are rather American and Eurocentric. Nonetheless I do feel like I have learned from his lectures.. It would be interesting to listen to a debate between him and Ibrim X Kendi on the "moral" versus "evil" empires.

Read this! Especially Americans.

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Reviewed: 09-14-18

At first this seems like a re-telling of largely known facts on global history, however, Franko pan weaves a brilliantly evocative and detailed tapestry of the Middle East and Central Asia from the "Dark Ages" to modern times. The role of the UK and USA in modern times in this region is eye opening and essential reading for anyone who wants to understand global politics and recent history.

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Not for the novice

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-27-18

Extremely detailed and well substantiated, but I found much of it difficult to follow, largely because I am not at all knowledgeable about Central Asian history. However, it is very well written and it has sparked my interest: I am going to embark on a journey to learn about this history - and I have no doubt that I will be re-listening to this book in the future.