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[Revised entry by Souleymane Bachir Diagne on January 24, 2023.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Towards the end of his life, Aime Cesaire has declared that the question he and his friend Leopold Sedar Senghor came to raise after they first met was: “Who am I? Who are we? What are we in this white world?” And he commented: “That’s quite a problem” (Cesaire 2005, 23). “Who am I?” is a question Descartes posed, and a reader of the French philosopher naturally understands such a question to be universal, and the subject who says “I” here to stand for…

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