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Postcolonial Violence, Culture and Identity in Francophone Africa and the Antilles


Lorna Milne

Contents: Lorna Milne: Introduction – Charles Forsdick: ‘Ceci n’est pas un conte, mais une histoire de chair et de sang’ : representing the colonial massacre in Francophone literature and culture – Roger Ravet: Sony Labou Tansi’s ‘violence engageante’ – Aedín Ní Loingsigh: Lying to tell the truth: fiction and the Rwandan genocide in Véronique Tadjo’s L’Ombre d’Imana – Jeanette den Toonder: Un Dimanche à la piscine à Kigali : writing the Rwandan genocide – Anne Marie Miraglia: Maghrebi women’s writing: violence, silence and speaking out – Andy Stafford: The violence of photography? ‘Le besoin d’histoire’ in Leïla Sebbar’s ‘La Photo d’identité’ – Maeve McCusker: Carnal knowledge: trauma, memory and the body in Patrick Chamoiseau’s Biblique des derniers gestes – Lorna Milne: Sex, violence and cultural identity in the work of Gisèle Pineau.