Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge

The Invention of AfricaWhat is the meaning of Africa and of being African? What is and what is not African philosophy? Is philosophy part of Africanism? These are the kind of fundamental questions which this book addresses.

North America: Indiana U Press


The Invention of Africa, joint winner of the 1989 Herskovits Award, has assumed a place as one of the important books of African studies. JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORY
Mudimbe's historical anthropology...achieves the decolonisation of academic knowledge of Africa ... This highly sophisticated and provocative study should command the attention of every scholar. - Bogumil Jewsiewicki
... an impressive demonstration of erudition with a balanced, frequently very perceptive, perspective on how intellectual constructs on Africa have developed and operate. - William Freund in JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN STUDIES.


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