Postcolonial Paradoxes in French Caribbean Writing: Ci'Asaire, Glissant, Condi'A

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This book is the first major study of French Caribbean literature in light of postcoloniality. Through readings of Aimé Césaire, Edouard Glissant, Maryse Condé, Baudelaire, Freud, and others, Jeannie Suk illuminates how debates about négritude, antillanité, and creolité contribute to paradoxes at the heart of postcolonial modes.
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Jeannie Suk is J.D. candidate, Harvard Law School, Harvard University

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Postcoloniality, Allegory, and the French Caribbean 1
2 Crossings, Returns: Cesaire's Cahier D'un Retour Au Pays Natal 24
3 Glissant, Detour, and History 56
4 Archetypal Returns: Heremakhonon and Une Saison A Rihata 84
5 Allegory, Sorcery, and Historical Rewriting: Moi, Tituba, Sorciere ... Noire De Salem 117
6 Representing Caribbean Crossings: Traversee De La Mangrove 149
Epilogue 181
Bibliography 187
Index 201
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