This book is the first English-language monograph dedicated to the work of Valentin Yves Mudimbe (1941-). This study 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. This journey from Elisabethville/Lubumbashi to Louvain, Nanterre, Stanford and Duke University, traces Mudimbe’s trajectory against major debates on African anti-colonialism, Panafricanism, neo-colonialism, negritude, ... Read more
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