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LA MIGRATION DE L'ENGAGISME COOLIE : AFRIQUE, CARAÏBES, ASIE-PACIFIQUE -

{Recouvertes dans notre patrimoine, force des choses oblige, par celles de l'Europe et de l'Afrique, les mythologies qui ont accompagné le déplacement de centaines de milliers de travailleurs du sous-continent indien vers l'Afrique, la Caraïbe, et la zone Asie-Pacifique au dix-neuvième siècle et au début du vingtième restent zone d'ombre, d'oubli et de non-dit.

Mais ces mythologies ont donnée naissance, ailleurs comme chez nous, à un vocabulaire, à des créations culturelles et littéraires, dont des romans.

C'est le thème du nouvel ouvrage de Mariam Pirbhai, Professeur au Department of English and Film Studies à Wilfrid Laurier University, qui vient de paraître en anglais aux Presses Universitaires de Toronto. } {{J.S. S.}}

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New book release!

Mythologies of Migration, Vocabularies of Indenture: Novels of theSouth Asian Diaspora in Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific

Mariam PirbhaiUniversity of Toronto Press * 2009Many emigrants in the South Asian diaspora during the nineteenth andearly twentieth centuries became indentured labourers in British

colonies after the 1833 abolition of slavery. Mythologies of Migration,Vocabularies of Indenture uses the critical paradigm of *indenturehistory* to examine the local literary and cultural histories thathave influenced and shaped the development of novel-length fiction in

South Asian communities in national contexts as diverse as Mauritius,South Africa, Guyana, and Fiji.Mariam Pirbhai perceptively identifies common patterns, developments,and concerns in this cross-continental body of writing, including a

'vocabulary of indenture' that invokes the mythology and plight of theindentured labourer among a newly reconstituted community of colonialémigrés. Pirbhai's innovative study considers authors who fall

outside the established canon of post-colonial writing, challengingreaders to reconsider traditional peripheries as centres of literary andcultural production that have made significant contributions to theAnglophone novel.

Mariam Pirbhai is an assistant professor in the Department of Englishand Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada.University of Toronto Press Fall 2009 Catalogu - [ICI->http://tinyurl.com/ydxcvda]

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