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Childhood, Autobiography and the Francophone Caribbean
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Childhood, Autobiography and the Francophone Caribbean

Louise Hardwick

Abstract

This book examines a major modern turn in Francophone Caribbean literature towards the récit d'enfance, or childhood memoir, and asks why this occurred post-1990, connecting texts to recent changes in public policy and education policy concerning the commemoration of slavery and colonialism both in France and at a global level (for example, the UNESCO project 'La Route de l'esclave', the 'loi Taubira' and the 'Comité pour la mémoire de l'esclavage'). Combining approaches from Postcolonial Theory, Psychoanalysis, and Gender Studies, and positing recognition as a central concept of postcolonial ... More

Keywords: postcolonial, autobiography, caribbean, childhood, slavery, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318412
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318412.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louise Hardwick, author
University of Birmingham