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Francophone Afropean Literatures
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Francophone Afropean Literatures

Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas

Abstract

What does Afro-Europe signify? This volume explores the concept and possibility of a black European community by analysing the ways in which contemporary Francophone African writers articulate and interrogate their complex relationships with European society, culture and history. Readers will discover the symbiotic ways in which Africa has transformed/been transformed (in/by) Europe and in turn how Africanness has (re)defined Europeanness. To this end, the volume places scholarly essays addressing the relationship between the francophone and Afro-European context alongside short stories and es ... More

Keywords: Afropean, Afropeanism, European identity, African literature, Francophone literature, Blackness, race, ethnicity, Francophone Afropeans, Africans in Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380345
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicki Hitchcott, editor
University of Nottingham

Dominic Thomas, editor
University of California Los Angeles

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Front Matter

Introduction

Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas

Essays

Corps Sans Titre

John Nimis

Already Here

Allison Van Deventer

Paris Polar

Dawn Fulton

Mapping Afropea

John Patrick Walsh

Sex and the Afropean City

Nicki Hitchcott

Short Stories

The Rain-maker Affair

Léonora Miano

The Squirrels of Wannsee

Abdourahman A. Waberi

Francastérix1

Wilfried N’Sondé

Confessions of a sapeur

Alain Mabanckou