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Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

Abstract

This article shows how V. Y. Mudimbe’s work is both a space where consecrated languages (Christianity and Marxism) that wrap up themselves while pretending to explain the world or justify it are criticised, and a search for a new language to establish a new relationship with the world as it is lived, that means outside of any dogmatism and mystifi cation. It is through this dynamic that Mudimbe has contributed to the renewal of thought and forms in Africa.

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