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Introduction to caribbean f(po : Guadeloupe and Martinique - Sam Haigh

Introduction to caribbean f(po

Guadeloupe and Martinique

By: Sam Haigh

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9781859732939
Number Of Pages: 240

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There has been an explosion of interest in Francophone studies, as postcolonial and diaspora literatures more generally have gained recognition both within and outside the academy. Identity, culture and history as well as issues relating to class, race, and colonialism, and the literary production itself have always been central to Caribbean Francophone culture and are matters currently of hot debate. From the growth of the negritude movement, principally associated with poetry, through to the rise of the novel, contributors to this book explore the theoretical, political and philosophical debates that have informed, and continue to inform, the rich and varied tradition of Caribbean Francophone literature. In recent years, the number of Francophone Caribbean women writers has increased significantly and experimental writing has featured more prominently. Contributors explore these and other trends, mainly in the literatures of Guadeloupe and Martinique. In providing the only available overview of this important literature and in positioning it critically, this book makes an invaluable contribution to students and scholars alike.

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'[This is] an important book, with individual essays of the highest quality.' ASCALF Bulletin 'A timely addition to the growing canon of francophone literary criticism ... (This book) is sure to find a permanent place on the shelves of personal and professional libraries.' Research in African Literatures

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Seminal Praise: the Poetry of Saint-John Persep. 17
Critical Approaches to the Literatures of Decolonization: Aimire Cahier Dun Retour AU Pays Natalp. 35
Frantz Fanon: the Routes of Writingp. 51
Women, History and the Gods: Reflections on Mayotte Capaecia and Marie Chauvetp. 69
Theatre and Resistance? an Introduction to Some French Caribbean Playsp. 83
The Representation of Women in French Caribbean Fictionp. 101
Challenges to Writing Literature in Creole: the Cases of Martinique and Guadeloupep. 119
Collective Narrative Voice in Three Novels by Edouard Glissantp. 135
In Praise of Creoleness?p. 149
Breaking the Silence: Cultural Identies and Narrative Configurations in the French Caribbean Novelp. 159
Daughters of Mayotte, Sons of Frantz: the Unrequited Self in Caribbean Literaturep. 177
The Caribbean: a Multirelational Literary Domainp. 195
Bibliograpgyp. 207
Notes on Contributorsp. 221
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9781859732939
ISBN-10: 1859732933
Series: Berg French Studies Series
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1