On African fault lines: Meditations on alterity politics

On African fault lines: Meditations on alterity politics

By: V. Y. Mudimbe (author)Paperback

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This collection of meditations reformulates the experience of African studies as a concern with three thematics: Africa's place within today's intellectual, economic and cultural configurations; the main axes that structure disciplinary practices concerned with African difference; and the possibility of understanding being-in-the-world with reference to alienation, creativity and friendship.

About Author

V-Y Mudimbe is professor of literature at Duke University, USA. His publications in English include The Invention of Africa (Indiana University Press, 1988), Parables and Fables (University of Wisconsin Press, 1991), The Idea of Africa (Indiana University Press, 1994) and Tales of Faith (Athlone Press, 1997). He is also the editor of The Surreptitious Speech: `Presence Africaine' and the Politics of Otherness, 1947-1987 (University of Chicago Press, 1992).

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  • ISBN13: 9781869142445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9781869142445
  • ISBN10: 1869142446

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