The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, And The Order Of Knowledge

Paperback | May 22, 1988

byV. Y. Mudimbe

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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 Africa

In 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.

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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 rewardin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.8 inPublished:May 22, 1988Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253204682

ISBN - 13:9780253204684

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