Sub-subject: Cheikh Anta Diop and the African Renaissance. Syllabus:
- The Senegalese historian Cheikh Anta Diop (Muslim)
- Relations between the Egyptian civilisation and black Africa
- The concept of African Renaissance of Cheikh Anta Diop
Sample of the sub-subject: Cheikh Anta Diop (African historian)
Senegalese Cheikh Anta Diop is considered the most influential African historian.
Sub-Subject Description: Cheikh Anta Diop.
The Senegalese historian, politician, and anthropologist Cheikh Anta Diop (1923 - 1986) is considered the most influential historian of Africa. Through his works; he defended that the Egyptian civilisation has African roots, even his DNA analyses of the mummies showed this relationship. He also demonstrated that the Wolof, a Senegalese ethnic group, had its origins in the Egyptian Civilisation.
- Place of birth of Cheikh Anta Diop: Caytou (Senegal, West Africa) in 1923
- Religion: Cheikh Anta Diop was Muslim.
- Education: Human Sciences and Mathematics.
- He also studied Nuclear Physics.
- Specialisations: the Wolof, the Civilisation of the Pharaohs, the Koran, the Arabs-Muslims, and the Africans cultures
- Contacts with the Burkinabe Historian Joseph Ki-Zerbo
The concept of the Renaissance of Africa of Cheikh Anta Diop is based
- Scientific reconstitution of the authentic consciousness of the African History and the humanity
- That Africans themselves should write its history (Théophile Obenga)
The main topics of the work of Cheikh Anta Diop:
- Origin of mankind (Africa: The Cradle of humanity) and their migrations
- Filiations of the Egyptian Civilisation with Black Africa (linguistics, culture, socio-political structures) - Black Egyptian hypothesis.
(Leopold Sédar Senghor)
- Evolution of societies and African States.
- African contributions to the humanity: arts, metallurgy, sciences, astronomy, philosophy, and architecture
- African Socio-economic development (towards the African Federal State)
Bibliography of Cheikh Anta Diop:
- Black (Negro) nations and culture, 1954
- Cultural unity of Black Africa
- African Origin of Civilisation: Myth or Reality?
- Genetic relatedness between Pharaonic Egyptian and African languages
- Civilisation or Barbarism
- Economic and cultural basis for a Federated State
- Africa since 1935 (Volume VIII of the General History of Africa of the UNESCO)
Cheikh Anta Diop was an African historian of the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.