Ousmane Sembene and the Politics of Culture

Author: Lifongo J. Vetinde
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739192558
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Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most influential first generation of writers and filmmakers, Ousmane Sembene's creative works of fiction as well as his films have been the subject of a considerable number of scholarly articles. This book examines this figure within the context of his career-long preoccupation with the production of culture.

Francophone Post colonial Cultures

Author: Kamal Salhi
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739105689
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Organized by region, boasting an international roster of contributors, and including summaries of selected creative and critical works and a guide to selected terms and figures, Salhi's volume is an ideal introduction to French studies beyond the canon.

Writing through the Visual and Virtual

Author: Renée Larrier
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498501648
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Writing Through the Visual and Virtual:Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean explores the various cultures of writing in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, and their relation to literature, orality, language, the visual arts, film, and popular culture. It is an invaluable resource to Francophone and cultural studies alike.

Intertextual Weaving in the Work of Linda L

Author: Alexandra Kurmann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498514871
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Intertextual Weaving in the Work of Linda Lê: Imaging the Ideal Reader uncovers and explores the sixteen-year intertextual relationship fostered by the Vietnamese-Francophone writer in French exile Linda Lê with a self-chosen literary precursor, the Austrian poet-turned-writer Ingeborg Bachmann. Spanning French and German language literatures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this book reveals transnational and trans-linguistic connections between the Francophone postcolonial and post–World War II literary worlds.

The Algerian War in French Language Comics

Author: Jennifer Howell
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498516076
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The decolonization of Algeria represents a turning point in world history, marking the end of France’s colonial empire, the birth of the Algerian republic, and the appearance of the Third World and pan-Arabism. Algeria emerged from colonial domination to negotiate the release of American hostages in Iran during the Carter administration. Radical Islam would later rise from the ashes of Algeria’s failed democracy, leading to a civil war and the training of Algerian terrorists in Afghanistan. Moreover, the decolonization of Algeria offered an imperfect model of decolonization to other nations like South Africa that succeeded in abolishing apartheid while retaining its white settler population. Algeria and its war of national liberation therefore constitute an inescapable reference for those looking to understand today’s “war on terror” and ever-expanding islamophobia in Western media circuits. Consequently, it is imperative that students and educators understand the global implications of the Algerian War and how to best approach this conflict in school and at home so as to learn from the consequences of misrepresentation at all levels of the memory transmission chain. These objectives are all the more important today given the West’s misunderstanding and mischaracterization of Islam, the Arab Spring, the Muslim-majority world, and, most importantly, the continuing influence of French colonialism—especially in the postcolonial era. Conceived as a case study, The Algerian War in French-Language Comics: Postcolonial Memory, History, and Subjectivity argues that comics provide an alternative to textbook representations of the Algerian War in France because they draw from many of the same source materials yet produce narratives that are significantly different. This book demonstrates that although comics rely on conventional vectors of memory transmission like national education, the family, and mainstream media, they can also create new and productive dialogues using these same vectors in ways unavailable to traditional textbooks. From this perspective, these comics are an effective and alternative way to develop a more inclusive social consciousness.

Ousmane Sembene

Author: Samba Gadjigo
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870238895
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Celebrates the work of Sembene, the African filmmaker and writer. This work contains critical essays on his oeuvre and is followed by a series of presentations by black writers. There are also remarks on his film Camp de Thiaroye, an interview, and a bibliography of Sembene's novels and films.

God s Bits of Wood

Author: Ousmane Sembène
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435909598
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In 1947-48 the workers on the Dakar-Niger railway staged a strike. In this vivid, timeless novel, Sembene Ousmane envinces the color, passion, and tragedy of those formative years in the history of West Africa.

Postcolonial Thought in the French speaking World

Author: Charles Forsdick
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In the late 1990s, postcolonial studies risked imploding as a credible area of academic inquiry, in part due to the emergence of repetitive anthologies and an overemphasis on English-language literatures. In the early twenty-first century, however, the postcolonial began to reveal a new openness towards its comparative dimensions, and French-language contributions to the postcolonial debate—including the work of Edouard Glissant and Abdelkebir Khatibi—have risen to greater prominence in the English-speaking world. This volume, written by scholars working with French-language materials, acknowledges this shift and provides an essential tool for students and scholars seeking a way into the study of Francophone postcolonial debates.