Giambatista Viko; or, The Rape of African Discourse: An MLA Translation (MLA Texts and Translations) by Georges Ngal, translated and edited by David Damrosch

Georges Ngal’s pathbreaking satire Giambatista Viko explores the vexed relations between metropolitan centers and peripheral former colonies through its titular antihero, an African professor at an African studies institute divided between European-focused cosmopolitans and Africanists. Struggling to write the great African novel and subject to abuse, Viko realizes he can no longer separate the African and the […]