Existence and Heritage: Hermeneutic Explorations in African and Continental Philosophy

2016.01.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tsenay Serequeberhan, Existence and Heritage: Hermeneutic Explorations in African and Continental Philosophy, SUNY Press, 2015,
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2016.01.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tsenay Serequeberhan, Existence and Heritage: Hermeneutic Explorations in African and Continental Philosophy, SUNY Press, 2015, 185pp., $75.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781438457895. Reviewed by Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside What contribution might African and Continental philosophy make to the future of Africa? In his new and provocative book, Tsenay Serequeberhan notes the incomplete character of the de-colonization of Africa in the 1960's. De-colonization ceded power only to what he calls the "replicant" segment of African society, educated in the West and ready to accept European superiority. Moreover, it ceded power only to indirect rule by the former colonial powers and the United States. Under its replicant ruling class, the nub of what Eqbal Ahmad calls the colonial-postcolonial state in Africa remains violence according to Serequeberhan -- "the imposition of a well-developed bureaucratic. . .

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