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A 20th anniversary celebration for a prize-winning book

Thursday, 19 November, 4pm, Perkins Library, Biddle Rare Book Room
In 1989, Valentin Mudimbe's The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge (Indiana, 1988) was awarded the Herskovits Prize, given annually by the African Studies Association for the best book on Africa published in English.  To mark the 20th anniversary of that important occasion, please join us for a roundtable discussion with:

Moderator: Charles Piot
Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology & African and African American Studies, Duke University

Gaurav Desai
Associate Professor of English & African and African Diaspora Studies, Tulane University

Achille Mbembe
Visiting Professor of English, Duke University; Research Professor in History & Politics, University of the Witwatersrand; Senior Researcher, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Valentin Mudimbe
Newman Ivey White Professor of Literature, Duke University

Presented by the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), FHI Working Group on Atlantic Studies, Center for French and Francophone Studies, Duke University Libraries, and Program in Literature

Parking for this event is available at the Bryan Center garage and metered lot for $2/hour.  For directions to the Bryan Center and to the Perkins Library, please visit http://map.duke.edu/

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Posted 19 November 2009

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