Against the Postcolonial: Francophone Writers at the Ends of the French Empire (After the Empire: The Francophone World & Postcolonial France)
By: Richard A. Serrano (author)Paperback
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Against the Postcolonial is at once a study of five writers from lands formerly or currently ruled by France (Algeria, Cambodia, Guiana, Madagascar, and Mali) and an interrogation of the relevance of postcolonial theory, criticism and studies to these writers. The authors are necessarily placed against the background of postcolonial studies, but since they have radically different backgrounds, histories, and careers, Serrano argues against the relevance of a homogenizing critical practice most interested in replicating itself.
Richard Serrano is associate professor in the Department of French, Program in Comparative Literature, Program in Middle Eastern Studies, and Center for African Studies at Rutgers University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Africans to Their Posts: Yambo Ouologuem's Postmodern Parody of the Postcolonial Chapter 3 Words of the Tribe: Rabearivelo's Mallarme in Madagascar Chapter 4 Jean Amrouche and the Ends of L'Algerie Francaise Chapter 5 Makhali-Phal and the Perils of Metissage Chapter 6 Leon-Gontran Damas and the Invasion of Senegal Chapter 7 Postlude as Palinode - Almost
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