Achille Mbembe: The value of Africa’s aesthetics

Mail & Guardian | Achille Mbembe:

 

The philosopher’s classic 2001 work, ‘On the Postcolony’, has been republished in an African edition that features a brand-new preface by him.

Achille Mbembé‘s On the Postcolony is republished this month by Wits University Press in an African edition that features a brand-new preface by Mbembé. We published the edited preface below.

Achille Mbembé

I wrote most of On the Postcolony at night. It was in the early 1990s, as the deep shadow of Afro-Marxism was receding. Then, it seemed as if the study of Africa was caught in a dramatic analytical gridlock. Many scholars were peddling increasingly unhelpful maps of the present at the very moment that new dramas were taking shape…

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