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Publisher Comments:

"... 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

Preface

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

V. Reprendre

Coda

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253208729
Author:
Mudimbe, V. Y.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Philosophy, african
Subject:
Africa Civilization Philosophy.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
World History-Africa
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Africa; African Studies; Anthropology; Culture; Culture Cultural Studies; Folklore and Myth; Literature; Literature and Literary Studies; Philosophy; Religion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
African Systems of Thought
Publication Date:
19941131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 bandw photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.27 x 6.14 x 0.56 in

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