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Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State

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This expanded edition continues Diop's campaign for the political and economic unification of the nations of black Africa. It concludes with a lengthy interview with Diop.
ebook, 146 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Chicago Review Press (first published 1960)
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Anne Kedi
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have just finished this outstanding piece of work. His writings are always inspiring in such a way that they remind us that Africa can just be so big. Though, you can move away from the communist view, he definetely has great points on how we could have developed the continent and more importantly, the future has proven him right. A necessary reading for any African descendent.
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Cheikh Anta Diop was an Afrocentric historian, anthropologist, physicist and politician who studied the human race's origins and pre-colonial African culture.


Diop's first work translated into English, The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality, was published in 1974. It gained a much wider audience for his work. He proved that archaeological and anthropological evidence supported his view
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“To overcome the tremendous obstacles in the way of the economic unification of Africa, decisive political actions are required in the first place. Political unification is a prerequisite. The rational organization of African economies cannot precede the political organization of Africa. The elaboration of a rational formula of economic organization must come after the creation of a federal political entity. It is only within the framework of such a geo-political entity that a rational economic development and cooperation can be inserted. The inverse leads to the type of results we have witnessed over the years.” 1 likes
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