136. Civilization Reclaimed: African-Centered Thought

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Writers like George G.M. James, John Henrik Clarke, Cheikh Anta Diop, Yosef ben-Jochannan, and Chancellor Williams prepare the way for the Afrocentricity of Molefi Asante and capture the imaginations of hip hop artists and intellectuals like Ta-Nehisi Coates.



Further Reading

• Y. ben-Jochannan, Black Man of the Nile (New York: 1970).

• J.H. Clarke, "The African Heritage Studies Association (AHSA): Some Notes on the Conflict with the African Studies Association (ASA) and the Fight to Reclaim African History," Issue 6 (1976): 5-11. 

• C.A. Diop, Nations nègres et cultures (Paris: 1954).

• C.A. Diop, The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality, trans. M. Cook (New York: 1974).

• G.G.M. James, Stolen Legacy (New York: 1954).

• C. Williams, The Destruction of Black Civilization (Dubuque: 1971).


• T. Coates, Between the World and Me (New York: 2015).

• S. Howe, Afrocentrism: Mythical Pasts and Imagined Homes (London: 1998).


Neville Park on 21 December 2023

There will be an official…

There will be an official mixtape for this series, right? 

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Peter Adamson on 21 December 2023


Maybe a public Spotify list? Actually that is probably a genuinely good idea!

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Neville Park on 31 December 2023

It would totally slap.

It would totally slap.

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