Leonora: The Buried Story of Guadeloupe / Edition 1

Leonora: The Buried Story of Guadeloupe / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
081391518X
ISBN-13:
9780813915180
Pub. Date:
03/01/1995
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
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Leonora: The Buried Story of Guadeloupe / Edition 1

Leonara is a first in francophone Caribbean literature: neither fiction nor biography, this book by sociologist and Creole-culture advocate Dany Bebel-Gisler has elements of both novelistic and documentary style. It has been likened to the Latin-American testimonio genre (testimony novel). The real-life Leonara- model for and subject of this book- told Bebel-Gisler that "in this book made up of my words, it is my very self that is present. You have written the story just as I have told it"

In the course of her life, Leonara has witnessed, from her perspective as the mother of a large family, the passage of Guadeloupe from colony to departement of France; from the hard-scrabble subsistence agriculture of the rural poor to the subsudized consumer economy of France's overseas departements today. Along the way she offers witty and pungent observations on language, politics, sex, and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813915180
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 03/01/1995
Series: CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature translated from the French Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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