Negritude And Literary Criticism

Negritude And Literary Criticism

by Belinda Jack
     
 

Negro-African literature in French is one of a number of appellations most commonly used to describe a body of literary texts written in French by Africans and those of African descent from roughly 1920 onward. Discussing the numerous other terms that have been used to designate the same body of texts (Colonial literature, Black literature, literature of Negritude)

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Negro-African literature in French is one of a number of appellations most commonly used to describe a body of literary texts written in French by Africans and those of African descent from roughly 1920 onward. Discussing the numerous other terms that have been used to designate the same body of texts (Colonial literature, Black literature, literature of Negritude), Jack explores the complex relationship between how literatures are named and how they are evaluated. The first thorough study of the history and criticism of Negro-African literature in French, this work gives an account of the development of a critical discourse and its influence on primary texts.

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A scholarly and definitive study of the criticism, literary history, essays, and articles on Negro-African literature in French. Jack (French, U. of Oxford) examines identity and geographical difference within the context of this critique of critiques, covering: French texts about Africans, the African Disaspora, negritude and criticism, nationalism, and seminal studies in historiography and criticism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313295119
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets Series , #178
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

BELINDA ELIZABETH JACK is Lecturer in French at Christ Church, University of Oxford. She has been appointed British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow at the European Humanities Research Centre in Oxford. She is the author of An Introduction to Francophone Literatures.

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