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Patrick Crowley and Jane Hiddleston

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317453

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317187

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The Rise of the récit d'enfance in the Francophone Caribbean

The Rise of the récit d'enfance in the Francophone Caribbean

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(p.166) The Rise of the récit d'enfance in the Francophone Caribbean
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Postcolonial Poetics
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Louise Hardwick

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317187.011

This chapter analyzes the emergence of autobiography, and more particularly the récit d'enfance, as the genre of choice for authors from the Francophone Caribbean. It focuses on the emergence of the genre in Martinique and Guadeloupe, outlining major stages in the récit d'enfance's rise to prominence.

Keywords:   Francophone Caribbean authors, autobiography, récit d'enfance, Martinique, Guadeloupe, childhood narratives

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