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User Review  - NielsenGW - LibraryThing

V. Y. Mudimbeís The Invention of Africa is an exploration in the philosophical landscape of the Africa continent through centuries of colonization. At least, thatís what I hoped it would be. Instead ... Read full review

Review: The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge

User Review  - kripsoo - Goodreads

Mudimbe does philosophy like a talk-show host or a parliamentary speaker. His benches are packed with hundreds of religious leaders, political thinkers, anthropologists and philosophers who have moved ... Read full review

Review: The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge

User Review  - Benjamin - Goodreads

It might be an amazing history of how social scientists have described African thought, but I didn't really understand it, probably. One thing I am more convinced of than ever is that it is post ... Read full review

Review: The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge

User Review  - Bradley - Goodreads

Fascinating & difficult at first to wrap the head around; Mudimbe in essence tackles the creation of paradigms that are largely misunderstood in classical Western thought. Read full review