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Sorcery, Totem, and Jihad in African Philosophy
Sorcery, Totem, and Jihad in African Philosophy

Sorcery, Totem, and Jihad in African Philosophy

Christopher Wise
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Sorcery, Totem, and Jihad in African Philosophy

Christopher Wise
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In this significant new work in African Philosophy, Christopher Wise explores deconstruction's historical indebtedness to Egypto-African civilization and its relevance in Islamicate Africa today. He does so by comparing deconstructive and African thought on the spoken utterance, nothingness, conjuration, the oath or vow, occult sorcery, blood election, violence, circumcision, totemic inscription practices, animal metamorphosis and sacrifice, the Abrahamic, fratricide, and jihad. Situated against the backdrop of the Ansar Dine's recent jihad in Northern Mali, Sorcery, Totem and Jihad in African Philosophy examines the root causes of the conflict and offers insight into the Sahel's ancient, complex, and vibrant civilization. This book also demonstrates the relevance of deconstructive thought in the African setting, especially the writing of the Franco-Algerian philosopher Jacques Derrida.

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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Year
2017
ISBN
9781350013100
Topic
Philosophy
Subtopic
Deconstruction in Philosophy
Edition
1

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