Events

“L’Encre des savants”—Souleymane Bachir Diagne, in Dialogue with Vincent Debaene

General Programming

Cosponsors
  • Institute of African Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Maison Française
  • Institute for Comparative Literature in Society

Professor Bachir Diagne discusses his latest book, L’encre des savants (The Ink of the Scholars). The book examines African philosophy and the rich literature it has produced, which is presented and discussed through four major questions: ontology and African art, orality and literacy, the concept of time, and African socialisms and human rights.

Event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

Participants
  • Souleymane Bachir Diagne Professor of French Columbia University
  • Vincent Debaene Associate Professor of French Columbia University