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Invention of Africa
V. Y. Mudimbe
Price: $ 15.95

Winner of the 1989 Herskovits Award Named "One of Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century"

" . . . 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.

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