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The Resource Contemporary Francophone African writers and the burden of commitment, Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier

Contemporary Francophone African writers and the burden of commitment, Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier

Label
Contemporary Francophone African writers and the burden of commitment
Title
Contemporary Francophone African writers and the burden of commitment
Statement of responsibility
Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By looking at engagée literature from the recent past, when the francophone African writer was implicitly seen as imparted with a mission, to the present, when such authors usually aspire to be acknowledged primarily for their work as writers, Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment addresses the current processes of canonization in contemporary francophone African literature. Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier argue that aesthetic as well as political issues are now at the forefront of debates about the African literary canon, as writers and critics increasingly acknowledge the ideology of form. Working across genres but focusing on the novel, the authors take up the question of renewed forms of commitment in this literature. Their selected writers range from Mongo Beti, Ousmane Sembène, and Aminata Sow Fall to Boubacar Boris Diop, Véronique Tadjo, Alain Mabanckou, and Léonora Miano, among others
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cazenave, Odile M.
Dewey number
840.9/96
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PQ3980.5
LC item number
.C39 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Célérier, Patricia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African literature (French)
  • Politics and literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African literature (French)
  • Politics and literature
  • French-speaking Africa
Label
Contemporary Francophone African writers and the burden of commitment, Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the burden of commitment -- Enduring commitments -- The practice of memory -- Lifting the burden? Francophone African writers engaging in new aesthetics -- The fashioning of an engaging literature: the publishing industry, the internet, and criticism -- Conclusion. the possibilities of artistic commitment
Control code
755619556
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613585158
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tbh99
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755619556
Label
Contemporary Francophone African writers and the burden of commitment, Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the burden of commitment -- Enduring commitments -- The practice of memory -- Lifting the burden? Francophone African writers engaging in new aesthetics -- The fashioning of an engaging literature: the publishing industry, the internet, and criticism -- Conclusion. the possibilities of artistic commitment
Control code
755619556
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613585158
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tbh99
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755619556

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