Cheikh Anta Diop was an Afrocentric historian, anthropologist, physicist and politician who studied the human race’s origins and pre-colonial African cul. Cheikh Anta Diop, a modern champion of African identity, was born in Diourbel, Senegal on December 29, Cheikh Anta Diop was born at the end of in Diourbel, Senegal, a city reknowned for spawning great Islamic philosophers and historians. He received his.

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Quotes by Cheikh Anta Diop. Google Books in French.

Origine et évolution de l’homme dans la pensée de Cheikh Anta Diop: une analyse critique – Persée

In it he argues that only a united and federated African state will be able to overcome underdevelopment. He proposed that African culture should se rebuilt on the basis of ancient Egypt, in the same way that European culture was built upon the legacies of ancient Greece and Rome.

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While acknowledging the common genetic inheritance of all humankind and common evolutionary threads, Diop identified a black phenotypestretching from India, to Australia to Africa, with physical similarities in terms of dark skin and a number of other characteristics. The Swiss archaeologist Charles Bonnet’s discoveries at the site of Kerma shed some light on the theories of Diop. The special edition of the journal was on the occasion of the centenary of the abolition of slavery in the French colonies and aimed to present an overview of issues in contemporary African culture and society.


In he re-registered a new proposed thesis for Doctor of Letters with the title “The areas of matriarchy and patriarchy in ancient times. They hold that such splitting is arbitrary insertion of data into pre-determined pigeonholes and the selective grouping of samples.

Seligman’s views on direct diffusion from Egypt are not generally supported to-day, [57] but were current when Diop started to write and may explain his wish to show that Egyptian and Black Africa culture had a common source, rather than that Egyptian influence was one way. Mainstream Egyptologists such as F. The and editions of Seligman’s “Races of Africa” retained this statement, and many anthropologists accepted the Hamitic hypothesis into the s.

Diop argued above all that European archaeologists before and after the decolonization had understated and continued to understate the extent and possibility of Black civilizations. The incoming Hamites were pastoral ‘Europeans’-arriving wave after wave — better armed as well as quicker witted than the dark agricultural Negroes.

Cheikh Anta Diop

The same method was applied by four of Diop’s collaborators to Mbosi[74] Duala[75] Basa[76] Fula [77] [78] and a few other languages. As regards Egyptian religion for example, there appear to be more solid connections with the cultures of the Sudan and northeast Africa than Mesopotamia, according to mainstream research: Diop also appeared to express doubts about the concept of race.

The African Origin of Civilization: Keita, Journal of Black StudiesVol. This argument remains a hallmark of Diop’s contribution. Diop held that scholarship in his era isolated extreme stereotypes as regards African populations, while ignoring or downplaying data on the ground showing the complex linkages between such populations.

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Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. In he registered a second thesis title “Who were the pre-dynastic Egyptians” under Professor Marcel Griaule. Views Read Edit View history. He ultimately translated parts of Einstein ‘s Theory of Relativity into his native Wolof. Diop insisted on a broad interpretation similar to that used in classifying European populations as white.

Diop Rebirth by Ade Olufekoshowcased at Harvard in [1]. On ne doit pas y attacher une importance obsessionnelle. Egyptologie et Civilisations Africaines”.

Retrieved 29 March Analyses of other scholars HiernauxKeita, et al. As Egyptologist Frank Yurco notes:. To say that a Shillouk, a Dinka, or a Nouer is a Caucasoid is for an African as bjographie of sense and scientific interest as would be, to a European, an attitude that maintained that a Greek or a Latin were not of the same race.

These connections appear not only in linguistics, see Languages demonstrating section below but in cultural areas such as religion. Variation need not be the result of a “mix” from categories such as Negroid or Caucasoid, but may be simply a contiuum of peoples in that region dipp skin color, to facial features, to hair, to height.

Diourbel RegionSenegal.

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