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V. Y. Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture


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, pedagogy, Christianisation, decolonisation, and the role of Antiquity in postcolonia ... More

Keywords: African philosophy, decolonisation, Christianisation, neo-colonialism, anti-colonialism, negritude, African antiquity, existentialism, structuralism, epistemology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318948
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318948.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, author
University of Warwick