I didn't say Williams' book was definitive. However this book is something to consider in terms of finding out what happened in Africa. Having said that, there is a lot of things in Williams' book I disagree with but I can't overlook the great detail in his findings in terms of our history[cuz massa sho aint talking about].
Critics of Williams' book are gonna try to use the arch of distortion to minimize his theory of what happened especially if it goes against the grain of their thought pattern. However, that is not why I suggested this reading. Let the ladies review this book for themselves and determine after reading it if more research is needed to answer the questions they may have. But from my recommendation even though it is kinda hard reading? "The Destruction of the Black Civilization" will give an interesting insight to ponder regarding the dynamics of what happened to Africans during the invasions of the Arab and European slavers. And that is my ONLY motivation. I'm NOT using a "stick" to measure who is right and who is wrong in terms of the initiation of this destruction [of African way of life]. Cuz why? That's NOT my fight! But!