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1. Human Rights as a Metaphor 10 The Metaphor of Human Rights 10 The Grand Narrative of Human Rights 15 The Metaphor of the Savage 22 The Metaphor of the Victim 27 The Metaphor of the Savior 31 2. Human Rights as an Ideology 39 The Authors of Human Rights 39 A Holy Trinity: Liberalism, Democracy, and Human Rights 44 The Conventional Doctrinalists 47 The Conceptualizers 56 The Cultural Pluralists 64 Political Strategists and Instrumentalists 67 3. Human Rights and the African Fingerprint 71 Africa in a Rights Universe 71 Human Rights in Precolonial Africa 74 The Dialectic of Rights and Duties 82 The Duty/Rights Conception 84 Whither Africa? 92 4. Human Rights, Religion, and Proselytism 94 The Problem of Religious Rights 94 Demonizing the "Other" 98