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Invention of Africa : Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge - V. Y. Mudimbe

Invention of Africa

Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge

Paperback Published: 22nd May 1988
ISBN: 9780253204684
Number Of Pages: 256

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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."A -- 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.


ISBN: 9780253204684
ISBN-10: 0253204682
Series: African Systems of Thought
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22nd May 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39