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Deferred Dreams, Defiant StrugglesCritical Perspectives on Blackness, Belonging, and Civil Rights$
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Violet Showers Johnson, Gundolf Graml, and Patricia Williams Lessane

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940339

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781786940339.001.0001

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Black Sojourners in the Métropole and in the Homeland: Challenges of Otherness in Calixthe Beyala’s Loukoum: The “Little Prince” of Belleville and Myriam Warner-Vieyra’s Juletane

Black Sojourners in the Métropole and in the Homeland: Challenges of Otherness in Calixthe Beyala’s Loukoum: The “Little Prince” of Belleville and Myriam Warner-Vieyra’s Juletane

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Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles
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Philip Ojo

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786940339.003.0004

Chapter explores the complexities of the postcolonial migrant experience in France via francophone literary works Loukoum: The “Little Prince” of Bellville (Calixthe Beyala) and Juletane Philip Ojo (Myriam Warner-Vieyra). In doing so, it illustrates the extent to which literary representations provide a space for criticism and mediation of migration and otherness, and a voice for disenfranchised immigrants who long for a hybrid space that they can call home. The characters’ use of language, which includes word play and transformations of standard French, is analysed, alongside other ways in which they attempt to negotiate migratory space.

Keywords:   Migration, Postcolonial France, Assimilation, Integration, Multiculturalism, Calixthe Beyala, Myriam Warner-Vieyra, The “Little Prince” of Bellville, Juletane Philip Ojo, Islam

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