The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge / Edition 1

The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge / Edition 1

by V. Y. Mudimbe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253204682

ISBN-13: 9780253204684

Pub. Date: 05/01/1988

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"... 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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253204684
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1988
Series:
African Systems of Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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