The philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne links African, Islamic and European histories of ideas with political philosophy in unique ways. With a view toward the history of his native Senegal, Diagne combines Marxism with Islamic and Christian spirituality, describes African sculpture as philosophy (African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude) and develops post-colonial theories out of the works of French philosophers such as Henri Bergson and Maurice Merleau-Ponty (Postcolonial Bergson). Diagne is a co-editor of several journals and a member of international organisations including the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).
Diagne's books haven't been translated into German yet (but many are available in English). He is the chair of the Department of French & Romance Philology at Columbia University in New York.