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On the Postcolony

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First published in 2001, Achille Mbembe's landmark book, On the postcolony, continues to renew our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. This edition has been updated with a foreword by professor of African literature, Isabel Hofmeyr, and a preface by the author. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests die hard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of postcolonial theory. Through his provocation, the 'banality of power', Mbembe reinterprets the meanings of death, ...

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On the postcolony
2014, Wits University Press, Johannesburg

ISBN-13: 9781868146918

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On the Postcolony
2001, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520204355

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On the Postcolony
2001, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520204348

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