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  • ISBN: 9780252020667
  • ISBN10: 0252020669

Black Paris the African Writers' Landscape

by Bennetta Jules-Rosette

  • List Price: $39.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/1998
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Black Paris documents the struggles and successes of three generations of African writers as they strive to establish their artistic, literary, and cultural identities in France. Based on long-term ethnographic, archival, and historical research, the work is enriched by interviews with many writers of the new generation.

Bennetta Jules-Rosette explores African writing and identity in France from the early negritude movement and the founding of the Presence Africaine publishing house in 1947 to the mid-1990s. Examining the relationship between African writing and French anthropology as well as the emergence of new styles and discourses, Jules-Rosette covers French Pan-Africanism and the revolutionary writing of the 1960s and 1970s. She also discusses the new generation of African writers who appeared in Paris during the 1980s and 1990s.

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