The Invention of Africa

The Invention of Africa : Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge

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"... groundbreaking... clear, straightforward, and economical.... seminal... " -American Anthropologist"This is a challenging book... a remarkable contribution to African intellectual history." -International Journal of African Historical Studies"Mudimbe's description of the struggles over Africa's self-invention are vivid and rewarding. From Blyden to Sartre, Temples to Senghor, Mudimbe provides a bold and versatile resume of Africa's literary inventors." -Village Voice Literary Supplement"... a landmark achievement in African studies."-Journal of Religion in AfricaIn this unique and provocative book, Zairean philosopher and writer V. Y. Mudimbe addresses the multiple scholarly discourses that exist-African and non-African-concerning the meaning of Africa and being African.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253204682
  • 9780253204684
  • 603,971

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