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In 2007 the French newspaper "Le Monde" published a manifesto titled "Toward a 'World Literature' in French," signed by forty-four writers, many from France's former colonies. Proclaiming that the francophone label encompassed people who had little in common besides the fact that they all spoke French, the manifesto's proponents, the so-called francophone writers themselves, sought to energize a battle cry against the discriminatory effects and prescriptive claims of "francophonie."

In one of the first books to study the movement away from the term "francophone" to "world literature in French," Therese Migraine-George engages a literary analysis of contemporary works in exploring the tensions and theoretical debates surrounding world literature in French. She focuses on works by a diverse group of contemporary French-speaking writers who straddle continents--Nina Bouraoui, Helene Cixous, Maryse Conde, Marie NDiaye, Tierno Monenembo, and Lyonel Trouillot. What these writers have in common beyond their use of French is their resistance to the centralizing power of a language, their rejection of exclusive definitions, and their claim for creative autonomy.

About Therese Migraine-George

Therese Migraine-George is an associate professor in the department of Romance languages and literatures at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of African Women and Representation: From Performance to Politics and two books in French.

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Author : Therese Migraine-George
Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
Data Published : 01 December 2013
ISBN : 0803246366
EAN : 9780803246362
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 328 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    In 2007 the French newspaper "Le Monde" published a manifesto titled "Toward a 'World Literature' in French," signed by forty-four writers, many from France's former colo