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The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge - African Systems of Thought (Paperback)
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The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge - African Systems of Thought (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 22/05/1988
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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.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253204684
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

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