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Mudimbe, V. Y. 1941-

Overview
Works: 143 works in 427 publications in 4 languages and 9,158 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Diary fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Creator, ed.
Classifications: B5310, 843
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The invention of Africa : gnosis, philosophy, and the order of knowledge by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the meaning of Africa and being an African? What is and what is not African philosophy? Is philosophy part of Africanism? These are the kinds of fundamental questions that this book addresses. V.Y. Mudimbe argues that the various discourses themselves establish the worlds of thought in which people conceive their identity. Western anthropology and missionaries have introduced distortions not only for outsiders but also for Africans trying to understand themselves. Mudimbe goes beyond the classic issues of African anthropology or history. He says that the book attempts an archeology of African gnosis as a system of knowledge in which major philosophical questions recently have arisen: first, concerning the form, the content, and the style of Africanizing knowledge; second, concerning the status of traditional systems of thought. He is directly concerned with the processes of transformation of different types of knowledge."--Page 4 of cover
The idea of Africa by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents journeys into the multifaceted "idea" of Africa. As approached and circumscribed here, this idea is a product of the West and was conceived and conveyed through conflicting systems of knowledge
Africa and the disciplines : the contributions of research in Africa to the social sciences and humanities( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African Studies, contrary to some accounts, is not a separate continent in the world of American higher education. Its intellectual borders touch those of economics, literature, history, philosophy, and art its history is the story of the world, both ancient and modern. This is the clear conclusion of Africa and the Disciplines, a book that addresses the question: Why should Africa be studied in the American university? This question was put to distinguished scholars in the social sciences and humanities, prominent Africanists who are also leaders in their various disciplines. Their responses make a strong and enlightening case for the importance of research on Africa to the academy. Paul Collier's essay, for example, shows how studies of African economies have clarified our understanding of the small open economies, and contributed to the theory of repressed inflation and to a number of areas in microeconomics as well. Art historian Suzanne Blier uses the terms and concepts that her discipline has applied to Africa to analyze the habits of mind and social practice of her own field. Christopher L. Miller describes the confounding and enriching impact of Africa on European and American literary theory. Political scientist Richard Sklar outlines Africa's contributions to the study of political modernization, pluralism, and rational choice. These essays, together with others from scholars in history, anthropology, philosophy, and comparative literature, attest to the influence of African research throughout the curriculum. For many, knowledge from Africa seems distant and exotic. These powerful essays suggest the contrary: that such knowledge has shaped the way in which scholars in various disciplines understand their worlds. Eloquent testimony to Africa's necessary place in the mainstream of American education, this book should alter the academy's understanding of the significance of African research, its definition of core and periphery in human knowledge." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/uchi052/93003770.html
Between tides = Entre les eaux by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in French and English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Surreptitious speech : Présence africaine and the politics of otherness, 1947-1987( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the birth of the moon by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parables and fables : exegesis, textuality, and politics in central Africa by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rift by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rift explores textuality, writing, solitude, and death in the context of contemporary African life, and at the same time examines the constitution and materiality of African subjectivity. V.Y. Mudimbe's writing is provocative, demanding, and distinctly modernist. In its compelling exploration of the production of African knowledge within or outside the interstices of imperial space, The Rift contributes significantly to contemporary debates about the liminal subject split - to use Homi Bhabha's phrase - "between the here and the there"--And most important, about issues of power and post-colonial epistemology
Nations, identities, cultures( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of faith : religion as political performance in Central Africa by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History making in Africa( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'écart : récit by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Bel immonde : récit by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in French and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'odeur du père : essai sur des limites de la science et de la vie en Afrique noire by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaba Deux : les carnets de Mère Marie-Gertrude by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in French and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Afrique au miroir des littératures, des sciences de l'homme et de la société : mélanges offerts à V.Y. Mudimbe( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La dépendance de l'Afrique et les moyens d'y remédier = Africa's dependence and the remedies : actes by Congrès international des études africaines( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in French and English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On African fault lines : meditations on alterity politics by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity without fetishes : an African critique and recapture of Christianity (1984) by F Eboussi Boulaga( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary African cultural productions = Production culturelles africains contemporaines by V. Y Mudimbe( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All over Africa, an explosion in cultural productions of various genres is in evidence. Whether in relation to music, song and dance, drama, poetry, film, documentaries, photography, cartoons, fine arts, novels and short stories, essays, and (auto)biography; the continent is experiencing a robust outpouring of creative power that is as remarkable for its originality as its all-round diversity. Beginning from the late 1970s and early 1980s, the African continent has experienced the longest and deepest economic crises than at any other time since the period after the Second World War. Interestin
 
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The invention of Africa : gnosis, philosophy, and the order of knowledge
Alternative Names
Mudimbé, V. Y.

Mudimbe, V. Y. 1941-

Mudimbe, V. Y. 1942-

Mudimbé, Valentin.

Mudimbé, Valentin Yves

Mudimbé, Valentin Yves 1941-...

Mudimbé, Vumbi Yoka.

Mudimbé, Vumbi Yoka 1941-...

V. Y. Mudimbe American writer

Valentin-Yves Mudimbe filosoof uit Congo-Kinshasa

Valentin-Yves Mudimbe kongolesischer Anthropologe, Schriftsteller und Literaturwissenschaftler

Vumbi Yoka, Mudimbé.

Vumbi Yoka, Mudimbe 1941-

Yoka, Mudimbé Vumbi.

Yoka, Mudimbe Vumbi 1941-

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The idea of AfricaAfrica and the disciplines : the contributions of research in Africa to the social sciences and humanitiesThe Surreptitious speech : Présence africaine and the politics of otherness, 1947-1987Parables and fables : exegesis, textuality, and politics in central AfricaThe riftNations, identities, culturesTales of faith : religion as political performance in Central AfricaChristianity without fetishes : an African critique and recapture of Christianity (1984)