Theories of Africans: Francophone Literature and Anthropology in Africa
"Situating literature and anthropology in mutual interrogation, Miller's...book actually performs what so many of us only call for. Nowhere have all the crucial issues been brought together with the sort of critical sophistication it displays."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
". . . a superb cross-disciplinary analysis."—Y. Mudimbe
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