Patrick Chamoiseau: Recovering Memory

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Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures

Series Editors

EDMUND SMYTH Manchester Metropolitan University

CHARLES FORSDICK University of Liverpool

Editorial Board

LYNN A. HIGGINS Dartmouth College

MIREILLE ROSELLO University of Amsterdam

MICHAEL SHERINGHAM University of Oxford

DAVID WALKER University of Sheffield

This series aims to provide a forum for new research on modern and contemporary French and francophone cultures and writing. The books published in Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures reflect a wide variety of critical practices and theoretical approaches, in harmony with the intellectual, cultural and social developments which have taken place over the past few decades. All manifestations of contemporary French and francophone culture and expression are considered, including literature, cinema, popular culture, theory. The volumes in the series will participate in the wider debate on key aspects of contemporary culture.

1 Chris Tinker, Georges Brassens and Jacques Brel: Personal and Social Narratives in Post-war Chanson

2 Debra Kelly, Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in Postcolonial African Writing in French

3 Matthew Screech, Masters of the Ninth Art: Bandes dessinées and FrancoBelgian Identity

4 Akane Kawakami, Travellers’ Visions. French Literary Encounters with Japan, 1881–2004

5 Nicki Hitchcott, Calixthe Beyala: Performances of Migration

6 Jane Hiddleston, Assia Djebar: Out of Africa

7 Martin Munro, Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature: Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferrière, Danticat

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Con Temporary French and Francophone Cultures ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vi
  • Abbreviations vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - Beginnings- The Enigma of Origin 21
  • Chapter 2 - 'Une Tracée de Survie'- Autobiographical Memory 47
  • Chapter 3 - Memory Re-Collected- Witnesses and Words 76
  • Chapter 4 - Memory Materialized- Traces of the Past 101
  • Chapter 5 - Flesh Made Word- Traumatic Memory in Biblique Des Derniers Gestes 127
  • Afterword 150
  • Notes 157
  • Bibliography 174
  • Index 183
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