Cultural Representations of Massacre: Reinterpretations of the Mutiny of Senegal

Cultural Representations of Massacre: Reinterpretations of the Mutiny of Senegal

by Sabrina Parent

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In this book, Parent puts together a history of representations of the 1944 mutiny in Senegal. Combining firsthand analysis of the works and their intertextual interactions as well an external perspective, Parent engages with history, literature, film, poetics, and politics and highlights the importance of remembering the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349445967
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/10/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sabrina Parent is a research fellow in the Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Historical Background and Representations of Thiaroye PART I: REPRESENTATIONS OF THIAROYE IN COLONIAL TIMES: "TYAROYE" BY LÉOPOLD SÉDAR-SENGHOR AND "AUBE AFRICAINE" BY FODEBA KEITA 2. Léopold Sédar Senghor's Thiaroye: The Prototype of Sacrifice 3. Fodeba Keita's Thiaroye: A Transitory Episode in the African Epic PART II: REPRESENTATIONS OF THIAROYE IN THE POST-INDEPENDENCE ERA: THIAROYE TERRE ROUGE BY BOUBACAR BORIS DIOP, MORTS POUR LA FRANCE BY DOUMBI-FAKOLY, AND CAMP DE THIAROYE BY SEMBENE OUSMANE 4. Boubacar Boris Diop's Thiaroye: Rebellion and Treason 5. Doumbi-Fakoly's Morts pour la France: Thiaroye as a Key Episode in Understanding (Neo-) Colonialism 6. Camp de Thiaroye by Sembene Ousmane: Art and / as Resistance PART III: REPRESENTATIONS OF THIAROYE IN A NEW ERA: L'AMI Y'A BON BY RACHID BOUCHAREB AND AUBE DE SANG BY CHEIKH FATY FAYE 7. Rachid Bouchareb's Minimalist Representation of Thiaroye 8. Dismantling Thiaroye's Dichotomies in Cheik Faty Faye's Play Conclusion

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