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Author QuotedJanheinz Jahn
Title QuotedMuntu: African Culture and Western World
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/07/20
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1961
QuotationIt is good news to hear you can perhaps use Bantu philosophy in your new book, which sounds like a very good idea by the way. I hope you will keep at it, because that is something I will enjoy reading. The book I referred to is in French (from Dutch) by Pere Placide Tempels, CSSR, La philosophie bantoue, Presence Africaine (publisher). It is a rather old book and you may have to hunt through libraries for it. Also there is another, less good, but more varied (with Voodoo etc.) by Jahainz Jahn, called Muntu. Grove Press did that one, so it is more available.
Quotation SourceThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 282-83
Letter toWalker Percy
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