• African Origin of Civilization - The Myth or Reality

  • By: Cheikh Anta Diop
  • Narrated by: Frank Block
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Africa
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

This classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.

©2020 Anta Diop (P)2020 Anta Diop

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love it

I love this book, a pure work of genius the author paint a clear picture into the history of man

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Indispensable!

Heard this more than 4 times now, after reading it once. Dr Diop is truly (as Dr Finch III declares) the first African humanist. I believe his work should be taught at every public school.

The narrator does surprisingly well, but I wish the quotations, which Diop interweaves so wisely in his text, were more clearly identified in the reader's performance.

This work is so vital that it should be accessible for all readers, not just experts, and the quotations could easily facilitate this if the narrator took that consideration for the lay people like myself. The narrator used inflections skillfully to delineate this dynamic. Other than my first comment, there was just one time where the inflection the narrator used seemed to cloud the meaning of the author or even contradict it.

It was, at any rate, a monumental task, and it is to his credit that he could navigate its many controversial points of scholarship with a mostly objective tone.
One thing's certain, those complicated issues were firmly secured in all clarity for the young students of the 21st century.

Thank you for sharing this. Peace!

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WOW WOW WOW!!!

I can kick myself for not having read this man's work early on in my life.

Every human being MUST read Diop's work.

I will read and re-read his work.

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Let's get it.

Haven't finished it yet but already know, I 'm going to reread it until I memorize every important note.

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Loved it a must read!!!

This book should be added to every educational curriculum in the world especially in the USA!!!

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Good Book

good information and storyline, but at the same time a lot of misinformation. take is for what is worth and do your own research

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  • 11-26-20

Amazing book

There were nuances in his speaking. Nasal sounds, pronunciations, things like that that were extremely distracting for me.

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great read

great read definitely a mythbuster got recommended this book by most def definitely a gem glad I picked it up definitely would recommend

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Very well written

Presents great objective evidence! I highly recommend for those who can remain objective and open minded!

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Great Book - Takes away the European Myths


This book helps remove all of the European myths of superiority. Love this book tremendously.

Anyone wanting to dive into the African origin of things , this is the book for you.

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  • ellie murphy
  • 04-10-21

Essential reading.

You need to read this.
A perspective you may not of thought of, or maybe one that confirms what you already knew/thought. Either way, you need this knowledge.

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  • Mubayiwa T
  • 02-02-21

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Well put and a must read for anyone interested in African history. It is also expectly narrated.

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  • Michael R.
  • 07-02-20

History in depth

I'll have to listen a few more times. Theres so many layers of quality information .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-21

Awesome book

Loved it and will strongly recommend it to anyone interested in human history. Great work from Cheikh Anta Diop.