Cheikh Anta Diop

Cheikh Anta Diop


Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought

Les fondements e ́conomiques et culturels d'un e ́tatfe ́de ́ral d'Afrique noire also appeared in the same year. ... L'e ́tat de la question avant et apre`s Nations ne`gres et Culture,” Hommage a` Cheikh Anta Diop, Pre ́sence Africaine ...

Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought

In this wide-ranging guide to twentieth-century French thought, leading scholars offer an authoritative multi-disciplinary analysis of one of the most distinctive and influential traditions in modern thought. Unlike any other existing work, this important work covers not only philosophy, but also all the other major disciplines, including literary theory, sociology, linguistics, political thought, theology, and more.

Climate Change and Water Resources in Africa

App Statist 28(2):126– 135 Sagna P (2005) Dynamique du climat et son évolution récente dans la partie Ouest de l'Afrique occidentale. Thèse de doctorat d'Etat ès Lettres, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Sénégal Sagna P, Yade M, ...

Climate Change and Water Resources in Africa

The focus of this book is on the key water-related vulnerabilities to climate change in Africa, particularly in its most vulnerable areas, exploring potential management responses to such vulnerabilities. The African countries are particularly exposed and vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change, with important impacts on water resources and hydrological systems, water availability, water resource management and sea level variations. Already, under various anthropogenic pressures, the status of water resources in Africa has been changing over the past decades, with decreasing water quality, falling groundwater levels, and variability in rainfall, both in terms of timing and intensity. Climate change will further accelerate the rate of change, affecting the ability of people and societies to respond in a timely manner. It is clear that there is no quick fix to the pressures imposed on water resources by climate change. Increasing the resilience of ecosystems and communities to extreme events such as flooding and drought, and integrating climate change risks and opportunities into development decision-making is indeed a key challenge, as much a technical climate-change one, as a political and developmental challenge. The book, in this regard, intends to contribute to the debate around climate change in relation to water resources management in Africa, and in particular inform policy decisions and actions that will improve governments’ and communities’ ability to manage the challenges of climate change and variability in relation to the aquatic ecosystems that they depend on. The knowledge collected in this book will benefit policy makers, researchers, as well as other stakeholders.

Eclairer l Obscurit

tente d'expliquer “scientifiquement” que la peau foncée des peuples noirs résulte du climat chaud de l'Afrique ... d'un endroit en Afrique sub-saharienne.15 De récentes études menées par l'anthropologue de renom Cheikh Anta Diop, ...

Eclairer l   Obscurit

Eclairer l'Obscurité (Illuminating the Darkness en anglais) traite du statut des noirs et des Nord-Africains en Islam. Le livre est divise en deux parties: la premiere partie explore les concepts de race, de "negritude", d'esclavage, de mariages mixtes et de racisme au sein de l'Islam et a la lumiere du Coran, des Hadiths (traditions prophetiques) et de sources historiques anciennes. La seconde partie du livre est composee d'un recueil de courtes biographies de nobles musulmans noirs et Nord-Africains dans l'histoire musulmane, incluant des prophetes, des compagnions du Prophete ainsi que des personnages historiques plus recents.Cela fournit un apercu fascinant de l'ensemble des civilisations africaines, de la resistance violente organisee contre le colonialisme et aussi des brillants savants d'une tradition souvent oubliee qui nourrirent cette histoire. Le lecteur n'a besoin d'aucune precision lors de la lecture de ce livre, si ce n'est celle que l'auteur s'efforce de clarifier tout du long : le din de l'Islam n'est pas seulement exempt de racisme, mais il y est tout a fait oppose, le considerant comme etant la forme la plus aberrante de la jahiliyyah (l'ignorance).

Black Athena Comes of Age

51 Cf. Diop, Cheikh Anta, 1962, Bulletin de l'IFAN [Institut Francaise de l'Afrique Noire ] 24, B, 2-3; idem, 1979, Nations nègres et culture: De l'antiquité nègre égyptienne aux problèmes culturels de l'Afrique noire d'aujourd'hui, ...

Black Athena Comes of Age


Edges of Exposure

Pesticides Management in West Africa 8 (2011): 25–29. Diatta, Thierno.“Contribution à l'étude de la qualité des corps gras alimentaires commercialisés au Sénégal: Les huiles végétales.”Pharmacy thesis, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, ...

Edges of Exposure

In the industrialized nations of the global North, well-funded agencies like the CDC attend to citizens' health, monitoring and treating for toxic poisons like lead. How do the under-resourced nations of the global South meet such challenges? In Edges of Exposure, Noémi Tousignant traces the work of toxicologists in Senegal as they have sought to warn of and remediate the presence of heavy metals and other poisons in their communities. Situating recent toxic scandals within histories of science and regulation in postcolonial Africa, Tousignant shows how decolonization and structural adjustment have impacted toxicity and toxicology research. Ultimately, as Tousignant reveals, scientists' capacity to conduct research—as determined by material working conditions, levels of public investment, and their creative but not always successful efforts to make visible the harm of toxic poisons—affects their ability to keep equipment, labs, projects, and careers going.

The Surreptitious Speech

With regard to the academic system - its modalities , procedures , and historical contents — Cheikh Anta Diop remains a rebel . Jean Devisse , in an article devoted to ... and Histoire des classes sociales dans l'Afrique de l'Ouest : 2.

The Surreptitious Speech

Distinguished scholar V. Y. Mudimbe assembles a lively tribute to Presence Africaine, the landmark African studies journal begun in 1947 Paris. While it celebrates the project's forty-year history, The Surreptitious Speech does not naively canonize the journal but rather offers a vibrant discussion and critical reading of its context, characteristics, and significance.

Past Imperfect

Les Maîtres fous (Films de la Pléiade, 1955). Rousseau, Madeleine, 'En marge de l'histoire ancienne de l'Afrique', in Madeleine Rousseau and Cheikh Anta Diop (eds), Le Musée vivant, 36–37 (November 1948), special issue: '1848 Abolition ...

Past Imperfect

This book proposes to examine French and Francophone intellectual history in the period leading to the decolonization of sub-Saharan Africa (1945-1960). The analysis favours the epistemological links between ethnology, museology, sociology, and (art) history. In this discussion, a specific focus is placed on temporality and the role ascribed by these different disciplines to African pasts, presents, and futures. It is argued here that the post-war context, characterized, inter alia, by the creation of UNESCO, the birth of Présence Africaine and the prevalence of existentialism, bore witness to the development of new regimes of historicity and to the partial refutation of a progress-based modernity. This investigation is predicated on case studies from West and Central Africa (AOF, AEF and Belgian Congo) and, whilst adopting a postcolonial methodology, it explores African and French authors such as Georges Balandier, Cheikh Anta Diop, Frantz Fanon, Chris Marker, Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Alain Resnais, Jean-Paul Sartre and Placide Tempels. This study explores the intellectual legacy of the ‘long nineteenth century’ and the difficulty encountered by these authors to articulate their anti-colonial agenda away from the modern methodologies of the ‘colonial library’. By focussing on issues of intellectual alienation, this book also demonstrates that the post-WW2 period foreshadowed twenty-first century debates on extroversion, racial inequalities, the decolonization of history, and cultural (mis)appropriation.

Conceptions of History in the Works of Cheikh Anta Diop and Theophile Obenga

a l'Afrique en URSS ( Extrait de La revue d'etudes comparatives est - ouest , 8. 1 ( janvier 1977 ) , pp.165-178 ) . For a mention of African studies in Japan , see I. M. Lewis's report in Africa , Journal of the International African ...

Conceptions of History in the Works of Cheikh Anta Diop and Theophile Obenga


Africa South of the Sahara 2003

Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar and the Université GastonBergerin Saint - Louis . Construction of a pan - African ... Fauvelle , F. X. L'Afrique de Cheikh Anta Diop : histoire et idéologie . Paris , Editions Karthala , 1996 .

Africa South of the Sahara 2003

A one-volume library of essential and comprehensive data on all the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, including essays on regional issues, statistical surveys and directories of invaluable contact names and addresses

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Grid Planning in the Urban Design Practices of Senegal

Diop, Abdoulaye-Bara, La société wolof: tradition et changement, les systèmes d'inégalité et de domination (Paris: Karthala, 1981). Diop, Cheikh Anta, L'Afrique noire précoloniale (Paris: Présence africaine, 1960).

Grid Planning in the Urban Design Practices of Senegal

This book is the first to trace the genealogy of an indigenous grid-pattern settlement design practice in Africa, and more specifically in Senegal. It does so by analyzing how the precolonial grid-plan design tradition of this country has become entangled with French colonial urban grid-planning, and with present-day, hybrid, planning cultures. By thus, it transcends the classic precolonial-colonial-postcolonial metahistorical divides. This properly illustrated book consists of five chapters, including an introductory chapter (historiography, theory and context) and a concluding chapter. The chapters’ text has both a chronological and thematic rationale, aimed at enhancing Islamic Studies by situating sub-Saharan Africa’s urbanism within mainstream research on the Muslim World; and at contributing directly to the wider project of de-Eurocentrizing urban planning history by developing a more inclusive, truly global, urban history.

History Lesson

358–61, 379; analysis in François-Xavier Fauvelle, L'Afrique de Cheikh Anta Diop (Paris: Karthala, 1996), pp. 162–65, and Henry Tourneux, “L'argument linguistique chez Cheikh Anta Diop et ses disciples,” in Afrocentrismes, ed.

History Lesson

In the early 1990s, Classics professor Mary Lefkowitz discovered that one of her faculty colleagues at Wellesley College was teaching his students that Greek culture had been stolen from Africa and that Jews were responsible for the slave trade. This book tells the disturbing story of what happened when she spoke out. Lefkowitz quickly learned that to investigate the origin and meaning of myths composed by people who have for centuries been dead and buried is one thing, but it is quite another to critique myths that living people take very seriously. She also found that many in academia were reluctant to challenge the fashionable idea that truth is merely a form of opinion. For her insistent defense of obvious truths about the Greeks and the Jews, Lefkowitz was embroiled in turmoil for a decade. She faced institutional indifference, angry colleagues, reverse racism, anti-Semitism, and even a lawsuit intended to silence her. In History Lesson Lefkowitz describes what it was like to experience directly the power of both postmodernism and compensatory politics. She offers personal insights into important issues of academic values and political correctness, and she suggests practical solutions for the divisive and painful problems that arise when a political agenda takes precedence over objective scholarship. Her forthright tale uncovers surprising features in the landscape of higher education and an unexpected need for courage from those who venture there.

The Intellectual Roots of Contemporary Black Thought

Obenga, Théophile. Cheikh Anta Diop, Volney et le Sphinx: Contribution de Cheikh Anta Diop à l'historiographie mondiale. Paris: Présence Africaine, 1996. ———. “Hommage à Anténor Firmin (1850–1911), égyptologue haïtien.

The Intellectual Roots of Contemporary Black Thought

The Intellectual Roots of Contemporary Black Thought examines the ways in which the intellectual production of notable historical figures of Africa Diasporan Thought has shaped, and continues to shape, social and political discourses in relation to peoples of African descent. With an internationalist approach, this volume places the philosophies of intellectuals and activists from different regions in cross-generational dialogues. The work studies seminal publications from the 1700s to the late 1800s, including monographs, manifestos, speeches, and letters, analyzing the subsequent influence of such publications on the works of later thinkers and scholars of the 1900s. Hinged in qualitative and critical analysis, it investigates the extent to which the intellectual works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have influenced education and institutions over time, scrutinizing the multifaceted contemporary outcomes of historical practices through the theories of historical knowledge. The excerpts and translations in the text engage readers in informed and meaningful interactions, with the philosophies of liberation, reparation, and rehabilitation. This book contributes to the fields of intellectual historiography, human rights, political philosophy, social thought, and critical race theory and will be of interest to students and scholars of history, politics, and philosophy.

Linguistique Et Ethnolinguistique

L'AFRIQUE EN QUÊTE DE SES ANCÊTRES * * Réflexions d'un linguiste sur l'idéologie afrocentriste de Cheikh - Anta Diop et Théophile Obenga * ** Depuis la parution de Nations nègres et cultures , l'ouvrage fondateur ( 1955 ) , bien des ...

Linguistique Et Ethnolinguistique

Cet ouvrage est un recueil d'une quarantaine d'articles publies de 1961 a 2003 dans diverses revues, actes de colloques et ouvrages collectifs. Il permet de mieux apprecier la diversite et la coherence d'une reflexion poursuivie sur pres d'un demi-siecle et toujours fort active. Les premiers articles concernent les langues "Plateau" (Nigeria septentrional). Suivent des contributions sur le sango (langue vehiculaire de RCA) et sur la phonologie descriptive ou comparee de divers parlers, principalement oubanguiens et bantous (sara, ngbaka, monzombo, gbanziri, kirundi, ngando, mbati). Plusieurs concernent des problemes de description: definition des classes de mots/parties du discours et des unites a prendre en compte a differents niveaux descriptifs suivant une methode originale appelee systemique dynamique; ils relevent de la linguistique generale. Enfin, une bonne moitie des contributions illustre des problemes d'ethnolinguistique envisagee comme interaction reciproque entre la langue et le monde exterieur, propre a un groupe social: systemes de numeration, instruments de musiques, noms de plantes et taxinomie ethnique de celles-ci, litterature orale, lexique thematique, ideologies particulieres. En annexe, une bibliographie complete des travaux permet de resituer articles et ouvrages les uns par rapport aux autres.

Forbidden Grounds

Paris : Présence africaine . DIOP , Cheikh Anta . 1960a . L'Unité culturelle de l'Afrique noire . Paris : Présence africaine . DIOP , Cheikh Anta . 1960b . Les Fondements culturels 392 V. Y. Mudimbe et la réinvention de l'Afrique.

Forbidden Grounds

This controversial book presents a powerful argument for the repeal of anti-discrimination laws within the workplace. These laws--frequently justified as a means to protect individuals from race, sex, age, and disability discrimination--have been widely accepted by liberals and conservatives alike since the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and are today deeply ingrained in our legal culture. Richard Epstein demonstrates that these laws set one group against another, impose limits on freedom of choice, undermine standards of merit and achievement, unleash bureaucratic excesses, mandate inefficient employment practices, and cause far more invidious discrimination than they prevent. Epstein urges a return to the common law principles of individual autonomy that permit all persons to improve their position through trade, contract, and bargain, free of government constraint. He advances both theoretical and empirical arguments to show that competitive markets outperform the current system of centralized control over labor markets. Forbidden Grounds has a broad philosophical, economic, and historical sweep. Epstein offers novel explanations for the rational use of discrimination, and he tests his theory against a historical backdrop that runs from the early Supreme Court decisions, such as Plessy v. Ferguson which legitimated Jim Crow, through the current controversies over race-norming and the 1991 Civil Rights Act. His discussion of sex discrimination contains a detailed examination of the laws on occupational qualifications, pensions, pregnancy, and sexual harassment. He also explains how the case for affirmative action is strengthened by the repeal of employment discrimination laws. He concludes the book by looking at the recent controversies regarding age and disability discrimination. Forbidden Grounds will capture the attention of lawyers, social scientists, policymakers, and employers, as well as all persons interested in the administration of this major

A Companion to African Philosophy

Cuoq, Joseph (1984) Histoire de l'islamisation de l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Des origines a` la fin du XVIe sie`cle (Paris: Geuthner). Diop, Cheikh Anta (1960) L'Afrique noire précoloniale (Paris: Pre ́sence Africaine).

A Companion to African Philosophy

This volume of newly commissioned essays provides comprehensive coverage of African philosophy, ranging across disciplines and throughout the ages. Offers a distinctive historical treatment of African philosophy. Covers all the main branches of philosophy as addressed in the African tradition. Includes accounts of pre-colonial African philosophy and contemporary political thought.

Global History Globally

Pioneers like Abdoulaye Ly and Cheikh Anta Diop cleared the path first for anticolonial militancy and later for the radical ... et territoires dans la formation de l'espace régional ouest-africain,” Dakar, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, ...

Global History  Globally

In recent years historians in many different parts of the world have sought to transnationalize and globalize their perspectives on the past. Despite all these efforts to gain new global historical visions, however, the debates surrounding this movement have remained rather provincial in scope. Global History, Globally addresses this lacuna by surveying the state of global history in different world regions. Divided into three distinct but tightly interweaved sections, the book's chapters provide regional surveys of the practice of global history on all continents, review some of the research in four core fields of global history and consider a number of problems that global historians have contended with in their work. The authors hail from various world regions and are themselves leading global historians. Collectively, they provide an unprecedented survey of what today is the most dynamic field in the discipline of history. As one of the first books to systematically discuss the international dimensions of global historical scholarship and address a wealth of questions emanating from them, Global History, Globally is a must-read book for all students and scholars of global history.

Gender Religion and Family Law

L'épopée du Kajoor. Paris: Agence de coopération culturelle et technique (Acct); Dakar: Centre africain d'animation et d'échanges culturels (caec), éditions Khoudia, ifan Cheikh Anta Diop. Diodorus Siculus. TheLibrary ofHistory, book 1, ...

Gender  Religion  and Family Law

Groundbreaking theoretical and legal approaches to resolving conflicts between gender equality and cultural practices

Paris Capital of the Black Atlantic

Histoire de la littérature négro-africaine. Paris: Editions Karthala, 2001. Maran, René. “A travers l'âme et le folklore nègres.” Ts of a lecture. René Maran papers. Bibliothèque Centrale de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, ...

Paris  Capital of the Black Atlantic

“How African-American artists and intellectuals sought greater liberty in Paris while also questioning the extent of the freedoms they so publicly praised.” —American Literary History Paris has always fascinated and welcomed writers. Throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century, writers of American, Caribbean, and African descent were no exception. Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic considers the travels made to Paris—whether literally or imaginatively—by black writers. These collected essays explore the transatlantic circulation of ideas, texts, and objects to which such travels to Paris contributed. Editors Jeremy Braddock and Jonathan P. Eburne expand upon an acclaimed special issue of the journal Modern Fiction Studies with four new essays and a revised introduction. Beginning with W. E. B. Du Bois’s trip to Paris in 1900and ending with the contemporary state of diasporic letters in the French capital, this collection embraces theoretical close readings, materialist intellectual studies of networks, comparative essays, and writings at the intersection of literary and visual studies. Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic is unique both in its focus on literary fiction as a formal and sociological category and in the range of examples it brings to bear on the question of Paris as an imaginary capital of diasporic consciousness. “Demonstrate[s] how Black writers shaped history and contributed to conflicting notions of modernity hosted in Paris . . . The wide range of writers and scholars from American and Francophone studies makes this collection very original and an exciting adventure in concepts, movements, and ideologies that could be acceptable to non-specialists as well.” —American Studies