The Dream of an African Renaissance: Cheikh Anta Diop’s Vision

Unlike many archeologists and historians who treat Africa as a collection of separate societies, Cheikh Anta Diop writes that there is a continuity across these societies. Just as European states were founded upon their relationship with Greece and Rome, African societies were cultivated from Egyptian civilization. Whether ¬†we agree with all Diop’s conclusions, his legacy as a Pan-Africanist is undeniable. At a time when Africa is attempting to define itself anew with help from China and other multipolarists, Diop’s legacy will help Africa cultivate a continental identity.

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