Les Afriques de Derrida: Un devenir décolonial de la déconstruction ?

Translated title of the contribution: Derrida’s Africas: A decolonial becoming of deconstruction?

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Derrida’s positions with respect to colonialism evolved, from a relatively uncritical attitude towards the French presence in Algeria in the 1960s to an engagement against South African apartheid in the 1980s. This article argues that his critical reading of the clinical work of the psychoanalysts, Abraham and Torok, on grief contributes to explain this path.
Translated title of the contributionDerrida’s Africas: A decolonial becoming of deconstruction?
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)59-72
Number of pages14
JournalÉthique, politique, religions
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2018


  • Jacques Derrida
  • Nicolas Abraham
  • Maria Torok
  • postcolonial studies
  • melancholia
  • Africa


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