Invention of Africa (Paperback)

Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge (African Systems of Thought)

By V. Y. Mudimbe

Indiana University Press, 9780253204684, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 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.