Derrida and Africa: Jacques Derrida as a Figure for African Thought (African Philosophy: Critical Perspectives and Global Dialogu) (Hardcover)

Derrida and Africa: Jacques Derrida as a Figure for African Thought (African Philosophy: Critical Perspectives and Global Dialogu) By Grant Farred (Editor), Bruce B. Janz (Contribution by), John E. Drabinski (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Grant Farred (Editor), Bruce B. Janz (Contribution by), John E. Drabinski (Contribution by)
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Derrida and Africa takes up Jacques Derrida as a figure of thought in relation to Africa, with a focus on Derrida's writings specifically on Africa, which were influenced in part by his childhood in El Biar. From chapters that take up Derrida as Mother to contemplations on how to situate Derrida in relation to other African philosophers, from essays that connect deconstruction and diaspora to a chapter that engages the ways in which Derrida--especially in a text such as Monolingualism of the Other: or, the Prosthesis of Origin--is haunted by place to a chapter that locates Derrida firmly in postapartheid South Africa, Derrida in/and Africa is the insistent line of inquiry. Edited by Grant Farred, this collection asks: What is Derrida to Africa?, What is Africa to Derrida?, and What is this specter called Africa that haunts Derrida?

About the Author


Grant Farred is professor of Africana studies at Cornell University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781498581899
ISBN-10: 1498581897
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: October 17th, 2019
Pages: 134
Language: English
Series: African Philosophy: Critical Perspectives and Global Dialogu