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Sheikh Anta Diop (Senegalese Historian)

Syllabus of the Sub-subject: Sheikh Anta Diop (African Renaissance).

  1. The Senegalese Historian Sheikh Anta Diop (Muslim)
  2. Relations between the Egyptian civilisation and Black Africa
  3. Concept of the African Renaissance of Sheikh Anta Diop
The Sub-subject “Sheikh Anta Diop and the African Renaissance” is part of the following programs:
  1. Doctorates: Africa, Muslim Markets
  2. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Muslims Countries, Sub-Saharan Africa
  3. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

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Sample of the Sub-subject: Sheikh Anta Diop (African Historian)
Sheikh Anta Diop (African Renaissance)

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Sheikh Anta Diop is considered the most influential African Historian.

Description of the Sub-Subject: Sheikh Anta Diop (Senegalese Historian).

The Senegalese Historian, Politician, and Anthropologist Sheikh 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.

  1. Place of birth of Sheikh Anta Diop: Caytou (Senegal, West Africa) in 1923
  2. Religion: Sheikh Anta Diop was Muslim
  3. Education: Human Sciences and Mathematics
  4. Sheikh Anta Diop also studied Nuclear Physics
  5. Specialisations: The Wolof, the Civilisation of the Pharaohs, the Koran, the Arabs-Muslims, and the Africans cultures
  6. Contacts with the Burkinabe Historian Joseph Ki-Zerbo

The concept of the Renaissance of Africa of Sheikh Anta Diop is based on:

  1. The scientific reconstitution of the authentic consciousness of the African History and the humanity
  2. That Africans themselves should write its history (Théophile Obenga)

The main topics of the work of Sheikh Anta Diop:

  1. Origin of mankind (Africa: Cradle of humanity) and their migrations
  2. Filiations of the Egyptian Civilisation with Black Africa (linguistics, culture, socio-political structures) - Black Egyptian hypothesis. (Leopold Sédar Senghor)
  3. Evolution of societies and African States
  4. African contributions to the humanity: arts, metallurgy, sciences, astronomy, philosophy, and architecture
  5. African Socio-economic Development (towards the African Federal State)

Bibliography of Sheikh Anta Diop:

  1. Black (Negro) nations and culture, 1954
  2. Cultural unity of Black Africa
  3. African Origin of Civilisation: Myth or Reality?
  4. Genetic relatedness between Pharaonic Egyptian and African languages
  5. Civilisation or Barbarism
  6. Economic and cultural basis for a Federated State
  7. Africa since 1935 (Volume VIII of the General History of Africa of the UNESCO)

Ancient Egypt African Civilisation

Sheikh Anta Diop was an African Historian of the West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).



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