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The Resource Childhood, autobiography and the francophone Caribbean, Louise Hardwick

Childhood, autobiography and the francophone Caribbean, Louise Hardwick

Label
Childhood, autobiography and the francophone Caribbean
Title
Childhood, autobiography and the francophone Caribbean
Statement of responsibility
Louise Hardwick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines a major modern turn in Francophone Caribbean literature towards the récit d'enfance, or childhood memoir, and asks why this occurred post-1990, connecting texts to recent changes in public policy and education policy concerning the commemoration of slavery and colonialism both in France and at a global level (for example, the UNESCO project 'La Route de l'esclave', the 'loi Taubira' and the 'Comité pour la mémoire de l'esclavage').Combining approaches from Postcolonial Theory, Psychoanalysis, Trauma Theory and Gender Studies, and positing recognition as a central concept of postcolonial literature, it draws attention to a neglected body of récits d'enfance by contemporary bestselling, prize-winning Francophone Caribbean authors Patrick Chamoiseau, Maryse Condé, Gisèle Pineau, Daniel Maximin, Raphaël Confiant and Dany Laferrière, while also offering new readings of texts by Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Edouard Glissant, Joseph Zobel, Françoise Ega, Michèle Lacrosil, Maurice Virassamy and Mayotte Capécia.The study proposes an innovative methodological paradigm with which to read postcolonial childhoods in a comparative framework from areas as diverse as the Caribbean, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and particularly the Haitian diaspora in North America. "
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hardwick, Louise
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Contemporary French and francophone cultures
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caribbean literature (French)
  • Autobiography
  • Children in literature
  • Caribbean, French-speaking
Label
Childhood, autobiography and the francophone Caribbean, Louise Hardwick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biblographical references (p. [230]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
99016261920
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 248 p.
Isbn
9781846318412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Childhood, autobiography and the francophone Caribbean, Louise Hardwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biblographical references (p. [230]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
99016261920
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 248 p.
Isbn
9781846318412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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