ABOUT THE BOOK
African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Translation of Dr. C. A. Diop's original work. Main
thesis of book is that historical, archeological and anthropological
evidence supports the theory that the civilization of ancient Egypt, the
first that history records, was actually Negroid in origin.
Edited and translated by Mercer Cook. Laymen and scholars alike will welcome
the publication of this one-volume translation of the major sections of C.
A. Diop's two books, Nations negres et culture and Anteriorite des
civilizations negres, which have profoundly influenced thinking about
Africa around the world. It was largely because of these works that, at the
World Festival of the Arts held in Dakar in 1966, Dr. Diop shared with the
late W. E. B. DuBois an award as the writer who had exerted the greatest
influence on Negro thought in the 20th century.