V. Y. Mudimbe

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V. Y. Mudimbe

Undisciplined Africanism

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures, 29

2013

August 30th, 2013

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VY Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism is the first English-language monograph dedicated to the work of Valentin Yves Mudimbe. This book charts the intellectual history of the seminal Congolese philosopher, epistemologist, and philologist from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring his major essays and novels. Pierre-Philippe Fraiture highlights Mudimbe’s trajectory through major debates on African nationalism, Panafricanism, neo-colonialism, negritude, pedagogy, Christianisation, decolonisation, anthropology, postcolonial representations, and a variety of other subjects, using these as contexts for close readings of many of Mudimbe’s texts, both influential and lesser-known. The book demonstrates that Mudimbe’s intellectual career has been informed by a series of decisive dialogues with some of the key exponents of Africanism (Herodotus, EW Blyden, Placide Tempels), continental and postcolonial thought (Jean-Paul Sartre, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, and Claude Lévi-Strauss), and African thought and philosophy from Africa and the diaspora (L.S. Senghor, Patrice Nganang, and Achille Mbembe).

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Pierre-Philippe Fraiture is a Professor of French in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Half-title2
Title page4
Copyright page5
Dedication6
Contents8
Acknowledgements10
List of Abbreviations12
Introduction14
Chapter 129
Chapter 263
Chapter 392
Chapter 4126
Chapter 5160
Conclusion195
Notes203
Select Bibliography247
Index268