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Film Review

Title data

Ndi, Gilbert Shang:
Film Review.
(Review of: Bekolo, Jean Pierre: Mudimbe's Order of Things : a Documentary Film)
In: Journal of African Cinemas. Vol. 8 (2016) Issue 2 . - pp. 215-218.
ISSN 1754-9221
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/jac.8.2.215_5

Abstract in another language

Jean Pierre Bekolo’s documentary film consists of an autobiographical interview of one of Africa’s most profound and versatile living philosophers, Valentin-Yves Mudimbe. Born in 1941 in Likasi, in the Kasai region of today's Democratic Republic of Congo, Mudimbe's early education destines him for Benedictine priesthood. Even though he does not eventually join the priesthood, his Benedictine education prepares him for a disciplined and rigorous lifestyle that contributes immensely to his intellectual mission. He is an eclectic scholar who attempts to sail above fixations of any kind. His earnest quest for knowledge enables him to straddle different belief systems, disciplinary boundaries, languages, cultures and intellectual currents. A philosopher and philologist by training, his contributions to history, literature, anthropology and psychiatry need not be overemphasized. More so, he is versed in at least four African languages, key Romance and Germanic languages and classic languages like Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic and Latin.

Further data

Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Mundimbe; JP Bekolo; archive; Africa; knowledge
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair Romance Languages and Comparative Literature > Chair Romance Languages and Comparative Literature - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ute Fendler
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 800 Literature > 890 Other literatures
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 07:13
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 07:13
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/58737