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V. Y. Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism is the first English-language monograph dedicated to the work of Valentin Yves Mudimbe. Pierre-Philippe Fraiture charts the intellectual history of the Congolese thinker, epistemologist, and philologist from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring his major essays and novels. He highlights Mudimbe’s trajectory through major debates on African nationalism, Pan-Africansim, neo-colonialism, negritude, pedagogy, anthropology, postcolonial studies, and a variety of other subjects, using these as contexts for close readings of many of Mudimbe’s texts, both influential and lesser-known. A cutting-edge, interdisciplinary book, V. Y. Mudimbe elucidates the complex work of one of the most significant African thinkers working today.