Whether African philosophy even exists is still a contentious topic in western academic circles – but not if Grâce Ndjako has anything to do with it. She specialises in African thought and believes it is crucial that we pay attention to non-western philosophical traditions.
Grâce Ndjako is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam and a coordinator with online platform De Nieuwe Garde. She writes for Dipsaus Exclusives, Hard//hoofd and the Dutch Review of Books. Her contribution to AfroLit: Moderne literatuur uit de Afrikaanse Diaspora (AfroLit: Modern literature from the African Diaspora) was published in the fall of 2020. She recently translated Aimé Césaire’s Discourse on Colonialism, and is currently working on a translation of Nele Marian’s poetry.