Achille Mbembe

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Achille Mbembe in 2015

Achille Mbembe (born 1957), is a Cameroonian philosopher, political theorist, and public intellectual.


  • The ultimate expression of sovereignty resides, to a large degree, in the power and the capacity to dictate who may live and who must die.
    • "Necropolitics," as translated by Libby Meintjes, Public Culture, Volume 15, Number 1, Winter 2003, pp. 11-40

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