Achilles Mbembe

Cameroonian philosopher, political theorist, and public intellectual. He is a Research Professor of History and Politics at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Romance Studies at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University. Mbembe is an author of several books, among which are De la postcolonie. Essai sur l’imagination politique dans l’Afrique contemporaine (On the Postcolony) (Paris, Karthala, 2000; University of California Press, 2001) and Critique of Black Reason (Duke University Press, 2017).

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