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Looking Back on Afropea’s Origins: Léonora Miano’s Blues pour Élise as an Afropean Mediascape

Katelyn E. Knox

in Race on Display in 20th- and 21st Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383094
eISBN:
9781781384152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383094.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter continues the book’s inquiry into the way twenty-first century authors and artists interrogate institutionalized spectacularism both in their works’ content and form by analysing Léonora ... 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


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


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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