Mbembe, Achille. 2015. “Decolonizing Knowledge and the Question of the Archive.” Africa is a Country.

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AO: This "e-book" published online by "Africa is a Country" was deliberately written as a spoken text by Achille Mbembe. It forms the basis of a series of public lectures given at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), at conversations with the Rhodes Must Fall Movement at the University of Cape Town and the Indexing the Human Project, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch. According to his introduction: "the nature of the events unfolding in South Africa, the type of audience that attended the lectures, the nature of the political and intellectual questions at stake required an entirely different mode of address – one that could speak both to reason and to affect."