by Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama
About the Author:
Molefi Asante, a professor of African American studies at Temple University, created the first African American studies department offering a doctorate degree. He has written over 30 books, including The Egyptian Philosophers and Afrocentricity. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ama Mazama is a professor of African American studies at Temple University. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Debating the development of civilization in Egypt and Greece, this collection of essays explores European misconceptions of African history. Featuring contributions from some of the top scholars in African American studies, this book analyzes the inconsistencies erupting from academic and Eurocentric reports on ancient culture. For example, if the pyramids were built in 2800 B.C. and Greek civilization began around 700 B.C., how could the Greeks have contributed or taught Africans math and science? And if the Greeks built pyramids in Egypt, why did they not build a few in Greece? These questions and more are raised in this informative collection.