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Author Diagne, Souleymane Bachir, author.

Title In search of Africa(s) : universalism and decolonial thought / Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Jean-Loup Amselle ; translated by Andrew Brown
Published Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity, 2020
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Contents Foreword / by Anthony Mangeon. -- Introduction / by Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Jean-Loup Amselle -- Universalism in questions / Jean-Loup Amselle -- On the universal and universalism / Souleymane Bachir Diagne -- Race, culture, identity / Jean-Loup Amselle -- Africanity, Afrocentrism and representation / Souleymane Bachir Diagne -- The racial prohibition of representation / Jean-Loup Amselle -- On cultural and linguistic specificities / Jean-Loup Amselle -- On African languages and translation / Souleymane Bachir Diagne -- An optimism of translation / Jean-Loup Amselle -- On philosophy in Islam and on the question of a 'West African Islam' / Souleymane Bachir Diagne -- The political instrumentalization of a West African Sufi Islam / Jean-Loup Amselle -- West African Sufism Revisited / Souleymane Bachir Diagne -- Thinking/creating Africa / Souleymane Bachir Diagne -- On the non-existence of Africa... and of Europe / Jean-Loup Amselle -- On Africa and pan-Africanism / Souleymane Bachir Diagne -- Souleymane Bachir Diagne's 'desire for Africa' / Jean-Loup Amselle -- Were human rights born in Africa? / Jean-Loup Amselle -- On the charters of the Mande' / Souleymane Bachir Diagne -- On various contemporary questions / Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Jean-Loup Amselle
Summary "This important book by two leading scholars of Africa examines the relationship between politics, religion and identity in contemporary culture and the possibility of a new universalism. Erudite, wide-ranging and eminently readable, it will be of great interests to students, scholars, and general readers alike"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "First published in French as En quête de Afrique(s): universalisme et pensée de coloniale, © Albin Michel, 2018"--title page verso
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Subject Cultural relations.
Decolonization -- Africa.
Postcolonialism -- Philosophy
Postcolonialism -- Africa.
Cultural relations.
International relations.
Africa -- Relations -- Western countries
Western countries -- Relations -- Africa
Western countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Amselle, Jean-Loup, author.
Brown, Andrew (Literary translator), translator.
Mangeon, Anthony, writer of preface.
LC no. 2019029693
ISBN 150954030X
Other Titles En quête de Afrique(s). English