ISBN: 0865435294

The great cheikh Anta Diop identified the roots of African culture from which one can trace the branches. No African researcher since, however, has provided a comprehensive analysis connecting the ancient Nile Valley civilizations with the African universe. From the pyramids of Egypt to the great walls of Zimbabwe, Western scholars have attributed the achievements of these prodigious indigenous African civilizations to people culturally and geographically alien to Africa. However, in the case of the ancient Nubian empire of Kush, which occupied the southern part of Kemet (ancient Egypt) and all of present-day Sudan, one expects reasonable scholars to attribute this African culture to an African people. The present much-needed work traces Diop's great "African cultural commonalties" of matriarchy, totemism, divine kinship, and cosmology to the very core of Kushite culture. This book is on the cutting edge of a new generation of Afrocentric scholarship whose mandate it is to provide a clearer picture of Africa's true nature, genius and its genuine contribution to World Civilization.

Product details

  • Publisher : Africa World Pr; Edition Unstated (October 1, 1997)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 212 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0865435294
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0865435292
  • Item Weight : 10.3 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
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