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The Resource Francophone Afropean literatures, edited by Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas

Francophone Afropean literatures, edited by Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas

Label
Francophone Afropean literatures
Title
Francophone Afropean literatures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What does Afro-Europe signify? This volume explores the concept and possibility of a black European community by analyzing the ways which contemporary Francophone African writers articulate and interrogate their complex relationships with European society, culture and history. Through the different contributions in this volume, readers will discover the symbolic ways in which Africa has transformed/been transformed (in/by) Europe and in turn how Africanness has (re)defined Europeanness. To this end, the volume places scholarly articles addressing the relationship between the Francophone and Afro-European context alongside short stories and essays by some of the most critically acclaimed and influential producers of Afropean writing today: Fatou Diome, Alain Mabanckou, Léonora Miano, Wilfried N'Sondé, Sami Tchak and Abdourahman Waberi. Works by these authors are discussed in and across the scholarly interventions, generating dialogue around what it means to be 'Francophone' and 'Afropean' in the twenty-first century. At a time when it is no longer easy to define what Europe really is, this book considers to what extent the category 'Afropean' may prove helpful in improving our understanding of the complex ways in which minority communities conceive of identity in Europe today and address the range of issues impacting them. The notion of 'Afropeanism' is of course relatively new, and this book does not claim to offer an exhaustive analysis of the term's usage and/or potential pertinence. Rather, the cultural, political and social circumstances of Europe today are reflected in the discussions surrounding the term and perhaps not surprisingly, in the diverse and diverging perspectives adopted by the scholars and creative writers in this volume. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hitchcott, Nicki
  • Thomas, Dominic Richard David
Series statement
Francophone postcolonial studies.
Series volume
5
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  • African literature (French)
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Europe
Label
Francophone Afropean literatures, edited by Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Francophone Afropeans / Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas -- Essays -- Afropeanism and Francophone Sub-Saharan African writing / Dominic Thomas -- The transatlantic poetics of Fatou Diome / Kathryn M. Lachman -- 'Corps sans titre': 'Fleshiness' and Afropean identity in Bessora's 53 cm / John Nimis -- Already here: Sami Tchak's Afropean generation / Allison Van Deventer -- Paris Polar: Afropean noir in the city of light / Dawn Fulton -- Mapping Afropea: The translation of black Paris in the fiction of Alain Mabanckou / John Patrick Walsh -- Relighting stars and bazaars of voices: Exchange and dialogue in Léonora Miano's 'Tels des astres éteints' and Alain Mabanckou's 'Black bazar' / Kathryn Kleppinger -- Sex and the Afropean city: Léonora Miano's 'Blues pour Élise' / Nicki Hitchcott -- Towards an Afropean cosmopolitanism: Hospitality, friendship and the African immigrant / Srilata Ravi -- Afropean masculinities as 'bricolage' / Ayo A. Coly -- Short stories -- The old man and the boat / Fatou Diome -- The rain-maker affair / Léonora Miano -- The squirrels of Wannsee / Abdourahman A. Waberi -- Francastérix / Wilfried N'Sondé -- At the borders of my skin / Sami Tchak -- Confessions of a sapeur / Alain Mabanckou -- Notes on contributors -- Index
Control code
ocn868082803
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 232 p.
Isbn
9781781380345
Label
Francophone Afropean literatures, edited by Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Francophone Afropeans / Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas -- Essays -- Afropeanism and Francophone Sub-Saharan African writing / Dominic Thomas -- The transatlantic poetics of Fatou Diome / Kathryn M. Lachman -- 'Corps sans titre': 'Fleshiness' and Afropean identity in Bessora's 53 cm / John Nimis -- Already here: Sami Tchak's Afropean generation / Allison Van Deventer -- Paris Polar: Afropean noir in the city of light / Dawn Fulton -- Mapping Afropea: The translation of black Paris in the fiction of Alain Mabanckou / John Patrick Walsh -- Relighting stars and bazaars of voices: Exchange and dialogue in Léonora Miano's 'Tels des astres éteints' and Alain Mabanckou's 'Black bazar' / Kathryn Kleppinger -- Sex and the Afropean city: Léonora Miano's 'Blues pour Élise' / Nicki Hitchcott -- Towards an Afropean cosmopolitanism: Hospitality, friendship and the African immigrant / Srilata Ravi -- Afropean masculinities as 'bricolage' / Ayo A. Coly -- Short stories -- The old man and the boat / Fatou Diome -- The rain-maker affair / Léonora Miano -- The squirrels of Wannsee / Abdourahman A. Waberi -- Francastérix / Wilfried N'Sondé -- At the borders of my skin / Sami Tchak -- Confessions of a sapeur / Alain Mabanckou -- Notes on contributors -- Index
Control code
ocn868082803
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 232 p.
Isbn
9781781380345

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