Destruction of Black Civilization
- Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
- Narrated by: Joseph Kent
- Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 16-08-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: BN Publishing
Williams instead contends that many elements - nature, imperialism, and stolen legacies - have aided in the destruction of the black civilization. The Destruction of Black Civilization is revelatory and revolutionary because it offers a new approach to the research, teaching, and study of African history by shifting the main focus from the history of Arabs and Europeans in Africa to the Africans themselves, offering instead "a history of blacks that is a history of blacks. Because only from history can we learn what our strengths were and, especially, in what particular aspect we are weak and vulnerable. Our history can then become at once the foundation and guiding light for united efforts in serious[ly] planning what we should be about now."
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By One very happy customer on 01-04-18
A must read masterpiece
This is one of the greatest and most important contributions to date. The work undertaken by the honourable Grandmaster teacher/ historian Chancellor Williams highlights significant lessons of the past, untold insight and lays the foundation for future generations. Truly AMAZING!
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By Deborah Daughtry on 16-01-18
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Important early history released during a time when little history was available to non scholars about Africa. A non european interpretation infused with the fury of its time, the author naturally resentful of the lies and ommissions taught in schools of his time.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joseph Kent?
the narrator should have had an editor. His voice is fine but too many errors.
Was Destruction of Black Civilization worth the listening time?
I read this book in the early 80s and wanted to revisit it considering my maturation, education and the evolution of African history in the general scholarship canon.
Any additional comments?
Confused why Audible hasn't edited this recording. Many pronunciations are incorrect and many out-takes have not been removed. Shameful quality oversight.
26 of 28 people found this review helpful
By Alan on 16-10-17
Timeless piece of work
A timeless historical work, which is relevant not only for the time that it was written but for today and for future dates. We are taught that so much of our history starts at the point of slavery. This book points out our rich history thousands of years before that. In addition it points out many reasons why we are in the unfortunate position that we are in as a group of people. Along with the autobiography of Malcolm X The Destruction of Black Civilization should be read by all young black men and women.
22 of 24 people found this review helpful