The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures

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This 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 ...

The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures 2008, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786436637

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