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The Idea of Africa (Midland Book)by V. Y. Mudimbe
Synopses & Reviews
"... this is a remarkable book. It will occupy a significant place in the critical literature of African Studies." --International Journal of African Historical Studies
"To read Mudimbe is to walk through a museum of many exhibits in the company of an erudite companion who explains, with much learned commentary, what you are seeing."
About the Author
V. Y. MUDIMBE is the R. F. DeVernay Professor of Romance Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature and Anthropology at Duke University. His books include The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy and the Order of Knowledge, Fables and Parables, and The Surreptitious Speech.
Table of Contents
I. Symbols and the Interpretation of the African Past
II. Which Idea of Africa?
III. The Power of the Greek Paradigm
IV. Domestication and the Conflict of Memories
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