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Derrida, Africa, and the Middle East
by Christopher Wise (Goodreads Author)
The north African roots of Jacques Derrida—he was born in Algeria, and lived there until he was nearly twenty—have yet to receive due consideration. Derrida, Africa, and the Middle East investigates the iconic theorist’s claim to “Black, Arab, and Jewish” identity, demonstrating for the first time his significance for Africa and the Middle East while remaining mindful of t ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published February 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
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um so where's there africa? if derrida's ruah is really heka then maybe we might want to go further into the middle east than israel just to deconstruct the crypto-zionism in derrida's abrahamic/messianic turn. all we get is shade on derrida's honorary negritude via french algerian origins via dedication to former anc chris hani at the book that followed the whither marx? conference, a flash of ngugi wa thiong'o somewhere before the middle before getting slammed in the last chapter. would have p ...more
Christopher Wise lives in Bellingham, Washington. He is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Western Washington University (WWU). Much of his writing focuses on Africa and the Middle East.More about Christopher Wise...