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ANTILLANITE, CREOLITE, LITTERATURE-MONDE

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This collection of essays explores concepts present in literatures in French that, since the 2007 manifesto, more and more critics, suspicious of the term Francophonie, now prefer to designate as littérature-monde (world literature). The book shows how the three movements of antillanité, créolité and littérature-monde each in their own way break with the past and distance themselves from the hexagonal centre. The critics in this collection show how writers seek to represent an authentic view of their history, culture, identities, reality and diversities. According to many of the contributors, creolization and littérature-monde offer new perspectives and possibly a new genre of literature.

Ces essais explorent les concepts présents dans la littérature en français, que depuis le manifeste de 2007, de plus en plus de critiques, suspicieux du terme francophonie préfèrent désigner sous le terme de littérature-monde. Ce livre montre comment les trois mouvements antillanité, créolité et littérature-monde, bien qu’ils cherchent chacun à présenter une rupture, offrent aussi un but similaire de distanciation avec le centre hexagonal. Les critiques de ce recueil démontrent comment les écrivains cherchent à représenter une vision authentique de leur histoire, leur culture, leurs identités, leur réalité et leur diversité. Selon de nombreux contributeur...read more

ISBN-13 : 978-1-4438-4203-7

ISBN-10 : 1-4438-4203-6

Date of Publication : 01/01/2013

Pages / Size : 175 / A5

Price : £39.99

 

Isabelle Constant teaches French, Caribbean and African literatures at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. She is the author of a book on Christiane Rochefort’s utopian language and of a book on dreams in African and Caribbean literatures. She is currently working on Le Clézio.

Kahiudi C. Mabana teaches Francophone literatures and cultures at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. His books are on the mythical universe of Tchicaya U Tam’si and on the francophone versions of Shaka Zulu. His current areas of interest include orature, francophonie, and the interface between Africa and the Diaspora.

Philip Nanton teaches Cultural Studies part-time at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. His recent publications include contributions to Caribbean Dispatches: Beyond the Tourist Dream (2006) and a spoken word CD, Island Voices from St. Christopher and the Barracudas (2008).

 

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