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Francophone and Post-Migratory Afropeans within and beyond France Today

Christopher Hogarth

in Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941138
eISBN:
9781789629255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941138.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Alain Mabanckou, Léonora Miano, and Abdourahhman Waberi are often spoken of as forming part of an 'Afropean' generation of writers, perched between the African and European continents. However, of ... More


Francophone Afropean Literatures

Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

What does Afro-Europe signify? This volume explores the concept and possibility of a black European community by analysing the ways in which contemporary Francophone African writers articulate and ... More


Introduction: Francophone Afropeans

Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas

in Francophone Afropean Literatures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction examines the category ‘Afropean’ and questions the concept's pertinence and usefulness in improving our understanding of the complex ways in which minority communities conceive of ... More


Afropeanism and Francophone Sub-Saharan African Writing

Dominic Thomas

in Francophone Afropean Literatures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Contemporary debates and policy initiatives pertaining to ethnic minorities, immigrants, race relations, and “European” identity are inextricably connected to a much longer European colonial history. ... More


Already Here: Sami Tchak’s Afropean Generation

Allison Van Deventer

in Francophone Afropean Literatures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The term Afropean suggests an effort to create more inclusive and tolerant visions of European and national identities. How then to account for the work performed by the hostility in a text such as ... More


Paris Polar: Afropean Noir in the City of Light

Dawn Fulton

in Francophone Afropean Literatures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As recent criticism suggests, crime fiction is situated at the intersection of popular culture and moral justice. This chapter examines noir narratives by Cameroonian writer Jean-Roger Essomba in ... More


Mapping Afropea: The Translation of Black Paris in the Fiction of Alain Mabanckou

John Patrick Walsh

in Francophone Afropean Literatures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the itineraries of Congolese migrants in three novels of Alain Mabanckou: Bleu-Blanc-Rouge (1998), Verre Cassé (2005), and Black Bazar (2009). The focus is on two reoccurring ... More


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

in Francophone Afropean Literatures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the shifting and complex presentations of the Afropean community in two novels: Léonora Miano's Tels des Astres Éteints and Alain Mabanckou's Black Bazar. While Miano's ... More


Sex and the Afropean City: Léonora Miano’s Blues pour Élise

Nicki Hitchcott

in Francophone Afropean Literatures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Set in 2008, Miano's Blues pour Elise describes the everyday lives of a group of black women friends living in Paris. Each of the eight chapters of the novel focuses on a different character so that ... More


Afropean Masculinities as bricolage

Ayo A. Coly

in Francophone Afropean Literatures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter teases out how and why masculinity has been operating as a key discursive site for Francophone African writers in France. The novels of Alain Mabanckou, Sami Tchak, and Léonora Miano ... More


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