A History of African Civilizations

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Prof. Manu Ampim (A) 

List Price: $24.99 (Paperback - African History - 2019) 

Description: The History of African Civilizations is a textbook and course reader based on the original primary research of Prof. Ampim, and it is complete with lesson plans and unit resources. This textbook follows the History 110 course outline at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California, and it focuses on human origins and African civilizations at the apex of Africa's contributions to humanity. This course, taught exclusively by Ampim, is one of the few in the U.S. that examines ancient African civilizations without dealing with the modern derailment of Africa, when it descended into slavery and colonialism several centuries ago. (208 pgs)

About Manu Ampim

Professor Manu Ampim is a historian and primary (first-hand) researcher specializing in Africans Studies. He earned a Master of Arts degree in History & African American Studies from Morgan State University in 1989.

Teaching Career:
He has taught in the Department of History at Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD) and at San Francisco State University in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Also, Ampim has studied at Oxford University in England, and collaborated on a NASA-sponsored research project, which examined the ancient climate and migration patterns in Africa. Currently, Prof. Ampim teaches History at Contra Costa College (San Pablo, CA), and he is the Director of the Save Nubia Project.

Prof. Ampim has written influential books and monographs, and also had several essays published in Egypt: Child of Africa (1994), edited by Ivan Van Sertima. Ampim's most extensive set of essays is the seven-part critique on "The Vanishing Evidence of Classical African Civilizations." His most influential work will be his long-awaited book, Modern Fraud (forthcoming), which is the documentation of the Rahotep and Nofret statues as among the greatest forgeries in the history of ancient African archaeology.

Pioneering Field Research:
Professor Ampim has taken various educational tours to Africa and Central America. In addition, in 1989-1990 he conducted an extensive 13-country research tour to all of the major museums, industries and libraries throughout America, Europe and Canada, which house ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Kushite artifacts. Since the 1990s, he has completed various field research projects in Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda to continue his primary research at dozens of field sites to study ancient African social organization and spiritual culture, observe cultural retentions, document modern forgeries, and to record the vanishing evidence of classical African civilizations in the Nile Valley. His latest mission since 2011 has been to organize the Save Nubia Project to help preserve the archaeological sites of ancient Nubia and Kush in the Sudan, which are threatened by the ongoing construction of several dams along the Nile River. Ampim's body of work for 30 years has earned him the recognition as a noted scholar on ancient African culture and contributions to the world.
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