As frequently shown and discussed by philosophers and social scientists over the last 20—30 years, much Western thinking from Enlightenment onwards has been constructed in terms of dichotomies and hierarchized binaries, where one is not only separate/different but also above/better than the other. Such figures of thought are part and parcel of the ‘dark continent discourse’.

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The importance of not only exposing dichotomies, but also dissolving them— effectively making them evaporate in order to create a space for radically different lines of thinking—is negatively demonstrated in a number of recent speeches by