EPISTEMOLOGIES FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH, negritude, modernity and the idea of Africa

: Thiam (C.)

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189pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2023


Cheikh Thiam argues "that Negritude functions as an Africa-centred philosophy that offers a groundbreaking critique of the limits of coloniality [and] explores the ways a decolonial reading of Negritude can clarify, nuance or even expand more or less pivotal interventions in the discipline of Africana studies that have developed in contradistinction to Negritude" from the back cover

"With breathtaking scholarship on Africana thought, Cheikh Thiam creatively centres Senghor’s Negritude in critical African discourse. An erudite and analytically sophisticated intervention in decolonial African studies." Olufemi Vaughan, author of Letters, Kinship and Social Mobility in Nigeria

Cheikh Thiam is a Professor of English and Black Studies at Amherst College and the author of Return to the Kingdom of Childhood: Re-envisioning the legacy and philosophical relevance of Negritude, a study of Léopold Sédar Senghor’s theory of Negritude as philosophy.