The Noir Atlantic: Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel

The Noir Atlantic: Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel

by Pim Higginson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846318696
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Series: Liverpool University Press - Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Pim Higginson is Associate Professor of French at the Department of French and Francophone Studies, Bryn Mawr College, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Frivolous Literary
1. "Pas de litterature": Abasse Ndione and the Rise of Crime
2. Minor Mistranslations: Simon Njami and the Making of a Parisianist Himes
3. Crime Pays: Achille Ngoye and the Serie noire
4. Ethnographic Erotics: Bolya and the Writing of the Other
5. Terreur Rose: Kouty, memoire de sang and the Gendering of Noir
6. Going out Blazing: Mongo Beti's Last Two Novels
Bibliography
Index

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