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Connecting Histories: Francophone Caribbean Writers Interrogating Their Past

Bonnie Thomas

Abstract

Connecting Histories: Francophone Caribbean Writers Interrogating Their Past explores the complex interchange between shared and personal pasts and how they impact upon individual lives. Through their historically-informed self-writings, the five Caribbean authors that have been selected for this study–Maryse Condé, Gisèle Pineau, Patrick Chamoiseau, Edwidge Danticat and Dany Laferrière–offer compelling insights into confronting, coming to terms with and reconciling with their past, both collective and individual. A central question is the conceptual link between singular and plural, between p ... More

Keywords: Francophone Caribbean writers, Self-writing, Connecting histories, Rhizomatic network, Collective and personal past

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496810557
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496810557.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bonnie Thomas, author
University of Western Australia