Afrique sur Seine

Afrique sur Seine : A New Generation of African Writers in Paris

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Afrique sur Seine addresses the development since the 1950s of a new type of Francophone African novel created by first-generation black African authors living in France. Drawing parallels with other literatures like the beur and Antillean novels, Odile Cazenave examines how these authors, men and women, are parting from mainstream African literature by exploring more personal avenues while retaining a shared interest in the community of African emigrants. At a time when immigration is an important issue in France, and when post-colonial identity and culture is the object of still increasing interest and attention, Afrique sur Seine surprises with its fresh insights into multiculturalism and integration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 476.28g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739110403
  • 9780739110409

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Literary Explorations: Negotiation of Identity Gaps Chapter 3 Language and Identities: When "I" Stops Being "the Other" Chapter 4 The Addressee: Africa or the Seine? Chapter 5 Specificities of the New Writings of Self Chapter 6 Conclusion
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Paris was the birth place of the Negritude movement in the 1930s. Half a century later, African literature has been born again on the banks of the Seine River. Cazenave's keen and comprehensive study is a giant step towards the deciphering of this new transnational writing. -- Ambroise Kom, Holy Cross University
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About Odile Cazenave

Odile Cazenave is Associate Professor in French and Francophone Literature at Boston University.
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