Black Paris The African Writers' Landscape
- List Price: $39.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
- Publish date: 04/01/1998
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.