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On the Postcolony
Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of post colonial studies writing today. In "On the Postcolony" he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In aExpand
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Decolonizing the University: New Directions.
What are the limits placed on the ‘decolonization’ project by the forces of neoliberalism? How are the latter affecting the future of the university? Is ‘decolonization’ the same as ‘Africanization’?
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Provisional notes on the postcolony
L'exercise du pouvoir dans les etats africains depuis l'lndependance—generalisee ici sous le terme de “post-colonisation”—a ete marque par un penchant pour les ceremonies et par un esprit d'apparatExpand
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Ways of Seeing: Beyond the New Nativism. Introduction
In placing too much emphasis on the themes of identity and difference or economic marginalization, a number of analysts have conferred on Africa a character so particular that it is not comparableExpand
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The Power of the Archive and its Limits
The term ‘archives’ first refers to a building, a symbol of a public institution, which is one of the organs of a constituted state. However, by ‘archives’ is also understood a collection ofExpand
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À propos des écritures africaines de soi
L’interrogation philosophique sur les conditions d’acces du sujet africain a la plenitude de soi s’est historiquement faite sur le mode liturgique de la victimisation. Deux courants ideologiquesExpand
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On the Postcolony: a brief response to critics
In this article, Achille Mbembe responds to critics of his well‐known book On the Postcolony. He specifically picks up on two objections of fundamental concern for his critics. The first has to doExpand
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