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The Politics of Time

Imagining African Becomings

Mbembe, Achille / Sarr, Felwine (Herausgeber)

Übersetzt von Gerard, Philip

Critical South

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1. Auflage Dezember 2022
308 Seiten, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-5095-5110-1
John Wiley & Sons

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As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, the world is undergoing a major historical shift: Africa, and the Global South more generally, is increasingly becoming a principal theatre in which the future of the planet plays itself out. But not only this: Africa is at the same time emerging as one of the great laboratories for novel forms of social, economic, political, intellectual, cultural, and artistic life. Often arising in unexpected places, these new forms of life materialize in practices that draw deeply from collective memory while simultaneously assuming distinctly contemporary, even futuristic, guises.

In November 2017, the second session of the Ateliers de la pensée - Workshops of Thought - was held in Dakar, Senegal. Fifty African and diasporic intellectuals and artists participated and their debates unfolded along numerous thematic lines, approached from the standpoints of many different disciplines. This volume is the result of that encounter. Among the many topics discussed were the concurrence and entanglement of multiple temporalities, the politics of life in the Anthropocene, the project of decolonization, and the preservation and transmission of different ways of knowing. At a time when the world is haunted by the specter of its own end, the contributors to this volume ask whether one can, by taking Africa as a point of departure, seize hold of other options for the future - not only for Africa, but for the world.

The Politics of Time and its companion volume, To Write the Africa World, will be indispensable works for anyone interested in Africa - its past, present, and future - and in the new forms of critical thought emerging from Africa and the Global South.

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As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, the world is undergoing a major historical shift: Africa, and the Global South more generally, is increasingly becoming a principal theatre in which the future of the planet plays itself out. But not only this: Africa is at the same time emerging as one of the great laboratories for novel forms of social, economic, political, intellectual, cultural, and artistic life. Often arising in unexpected places, these new forms of life materialize in practices that draw deeply from collective memory while simultaneously assuming distinctly contemporary, even futuristic, guises.

In November 2017, the second session of the Ateliers de la pensée - Workshops of Thought - was held in Dakar, Senegal. Fifty African and diasporic intellectuals and artists participated and their debates unfolded along numerous thematic lines, approached from the standpoints of many different disciplines. This volume is the result of that encounter. Among the many topics discussed were the concurrence and entanglement of multiple temporalities, the politics of life in the Anthropocene, the project of decolonization, and the preservation and transmission of different ways of knowing. At a time when the world is haunted by the specter of its own end, the contributors to this volume ask whether one can, by taking Africa as a point of departure, seize hold of other options for the future - not only for Africa, but for the world.

The Politics of Time and its companion volume, To Write the Africa World, will be indispensable works for anyone interested in Africa - its past, present, and future - and in the new forms of critical thought emerging from Africa and the Global South.

Preface

Achille Mbembe and Felwine Sarr

I

From Thinking Identity to Thinking African Becomings

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Notes for a Maroon Feminism.
From the 'Body Double' to the Body as such

Hourya Bentouhami

Weaving, A Craft for Thought.
Writing and Thinking in Africa, or the Knot of the World's Great Narrative

Jean-Luc Raharimanana

II

Africa and the New Western Figures of Personal Status Law

Abdoul Aziz Diouf

Rethinking Islam,
Or, the Oxymoron of "Secular Theocracy"

Rachid Id Yassine

The Impossible Meeting.
A Free Interpretation of J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace

Hemley Boum

III

Circulations

Achille Mbembe

On the Return.
The Political Practices of the African Diaspora

Nadia Yala Kisukidi

Reopening Futures

Felwine Sarr

IV

Un/learning.
Rethinking Teaching in Africa

Françoise Vergès

The Bewitchment of History:
Mohammed Dib's Who Remembers the Sea

Soraya Tlatli

Currency, Sovereignty, Development.
Revisiting the Question of the CFA Franc

Ndongo Samba Sylla

V

Memories of the World, Memory-World

Séverine Kodjo-Grandvaux

Cum patior Africa: The Political Production of Regimes of 'the Nigh'

Nadine Machikou

The Sahara: A Space of Connection within an Emergent Africa,
From the Anthropocene to the Spring of Geo-Cultural Life

Benaouda Lebdai

Migrations, Narrations, the Refugee Condition

Dominic Thomas

VI

Humanity and Animality: (Re)thinking Anthropocentrism

Bado Ndoye

The Tree Frogs' Distress

Lionel Manga

To Speak and Betray Nothing?

Rodney Saint-Éloi

The Paths of the Voice

Ibrahima Wane

Notes

Index
"This powerful, multivalent collection captures the effervescent thought and energy of the Ateliers de la pensée, offering new conceptualizations of time and history and new visions of Africa's futures."
Laurent Dubois, Duke University
Achille Mbembe is a Research Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Felwine Sarr is Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University