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

 
 
 
 
The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge (African Systems of Thought)
Author: V. Y. Mudimbe
ISBN 13: 9780253204684
ISBN 10: 253204682
Edition: 1St Edition
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 1988-05-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $24.00
 
 

"... 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.