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

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

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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.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesNon-Western philosophy Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 01/05/1988 ISBN-13: 9780253204684  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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