Cook, Mercer, editor, translator.

The African origin of Civilization : myth or reality / = Nations nègres et culture/Antériorité des civilisations nègres : Mythe ou vérité historique? Cheikh Anta Diop. Cheikh Anta Diop ; translated from the French by Mercer Cook. - First editon. - Chicago, Illinois : Lawrence Hill Books, 1974. ©1974 - xvii, 317 pages : illustrations, frontpiece ; 21 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-312) and index.

Translator's preface -- Preface: The meaning of our work -- chapter 1. What were the Egyptians? -- chapter 2. Birth of the negro myth -- chapter 3. Modern falsification of history -- chapter 4. Could Egyptian civilization have originated in the Delta? -- chapter 5. Could Egyptian civilization be of Asian origin? -- chapter 6. The Egyptian race as seen and treated by anthropologists -- chapter 7. Arguments supporting a negro origin -- chapter 8. Arguments opposing a negro origin -- chapter 9. Peopling of Africa from the Nile valley -- chapter 10. Political and social evolution of ancient Egypt -- chapter 11. Contribution of Ethiopia-Nubia -- chapter 12. Reply to a critic -- chapter 13. Early history of humanity: Evolution of the black world -- Conclusion.

Translation from french of the major sections of Cheikh Anta Diop's 2 books "Nations nègres et culture" and "Antériorité des civilisations nègres : Mythe ou vérité historique?" which have profoundly influenced thinking about Africa aroud the World.


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