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- DescriptionThis work explores the limits and prospects of Afro-Caribbean Francophone writers in reshaping or producing action-oriented literature. It shows how Francophone literatures have followed a hegemonic discourse that leaves little room for thinking outside of traditional cultural and ideological conventions.Part One explores the origins of Afro-Caribbean Francophone literature and what the author terms 'griotism' - a shared heritage of awareness of biological differences, a sense of the black hero as black messiah and black people as chosen, and the promise of a common racial history.Part Two discusses the formidable grip of griotism on Fan, Mudimbe, the champions of Creolity (Bernabe, Chamoiseau, and Confiant), and well-read African women writers (Aminata Sow Fall, and Mariama Ba).Part Three seeks to subvert the discourse of griotism in order to propose a new automy for Francophone African writers.
- Author BiographyK. Martial Frindethie is an assistant professor of Francophone studies at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. His research interests are in literature and film and the intersection of literature and political-ideological imagination.
- Author(s)K. Martial Frindethie
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication15/09/2008
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Notenotes, bibliography, index
- Weight304 g
- Width154 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
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