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Fictions of Childhood: The Roots of Identity in Contemporary French Narratives - After the Empire: The Francophone World & Postcolonial France (Hardback)
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Fictions of Childhood: The Roots of Identity in Contemporary French Narratives - After the Empire: The Francophone World & Postcolonial France (Hardback)

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Hardback 126 Pages / Published: 05/05/2008
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Fictions of Childhood analyzes identity from the perspective of child/adolescent narrators and protagonists using the works of Nina Bouraoui, Linda Le, and Gisele Pineau. This theme is studied in French narratives that bring to the fore questions of the power imbalances in both the sociological context of the family and the larger geopolitical context of French colonialism.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739118290
Number of pages: 126
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 242 x 161 x 15 mm


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This book has been researched and written by a refined scholar who challenges French colonial legacies using thorough explorations of the connections between French colonialism, universalism, and difference. She places the study of literary France at the center of the contemporary francophone postcolonial debates. The focus on 'fictions of childhood' in the works of these women writers elucidates current concepts pertaining to studies in cultural identity, metissage, memory, and more. This is a lucid, groundbreaking analysis that will undoubtedly appeal to a large international readership. -- Kamal Salhi, senior lecturer of French studies, University of Leeds
Fictions of Childhood does nevertheless make its modest contribution to the question of identity in contemporary France, particularly in the many questions it raises and in bringing together such a provocative group of writers. * H-France Review, March 2009 *
As France undergoes political and cultural changes, Marjorie Attignol Salvodon provides us with a perceptive study of French identity, specifically as it relates to the notion of difference in contemporary France. Her work astutely examines current discussions of multiculturalism, highlighting works of fiction whose narrative voices are children. Salvodon's unique and thoroughly researched approach considers both the history of colonialism and debates on French universalism, showing us why these fictional texts play an important role in our understanding of France -- Pamela Pears, associate professor of French, Washington College

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