This article has two main objectives: to show how Ambroise Kom raises the question of the legitimation of Knowledge in Francophone Africa and to present the way he proposes to the continent to overcome subalternity and theoretical extroversion in order to become its own center of production and legitimation of knowledge. The article also shows how Ambroise Kom, a cultural and literary critic, extends the tradition of African philosophers, mainly Mudimbe, Hountondji and Laleye, who, from 1970, put the issue of decolonization of the African discourse in the center of their work.
"Savoir et légitimation en Afrique. Ambroise Kom et
la critique de l’extraversion théorique,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 86
, Article 7.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol86/iss1/7