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Author Blake, Cecil A.
Title The African origins of rhetoric / Cecil Blake.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2009.

Author Blake, Cecil A.
Series African studies
African studies (Routledge (Firm))
Subject Ptahhotep.
Rhetoric -- Africa -- History.
National characteristics, African.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 140 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-137) and index.
Contents Prologue -- "The blackness without and the blackness within": the rhetorical construction of the African -- Rhetorical theory as background and context -- Africa in rhetorical scholarship -- Maat: the ethical grounding of the rhetoric of Ptah-hotep -- The rhetoric of Ptah-hotep -- From darkness to light -- Paradigmatic framework: postcolonial theory.
Summary Through a critical analysis of ancient African texts that predate Greco-Roman treaties, Cecil Blake revisits the roots of rhetorical theory and challenges what is often advanced as the "darkness metaphor"--The rhetorical construction of Africa and Africans.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780203875520 (electronic bk.)
0203875524 (electronic bk.)
9780415997713 (hbk.)
0415997712 (hbk.)
OCLC # 456431343
Additional Format Print version: Blake, Cecil A. African origins of rhetoric. New York : Routledge, 2009 9780415997713 0415997712 (DLC) 2009003794 (OCoLC)237880590

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