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Nihilism and Negritude

Ways of Living in Africa

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674970724

Publication Date: 08/29/2016


240 pages

5 x 7-1/2 inches


  • Introduction. Nihilism: African Variations
  • 1. Desire’s Ruses: Political Economy of Marriage
  • 2. I Eat Therefore I Am: Philosophy of the Table
  • 3. Poetics of Movement: Visions of Dance and Music
  • 4. The Savor of Sin: Dialogue around God’s Funeral
  • 5. Ethic of the Uses of the Body: A Theory of Self-Esteem
  • 6. Violence as Ethic of Evil
  • Conclusion. Nihilism to Tame Death
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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