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The Reparative in Narratives: Works of Mourning in Progress

Mireille D. Rosello


The authors studied in this book represent a Francophone archipelago unfamiliar to any mapmaker, but drawn together through their use of narrators who are survivors and, sometimes, inflictors, of unspeakable acts of violence. These authors then repair trauma through the act of writing. The reparative narratives introduced here require that readers be prepared to accept that healing belongs to a whole realm of potential outcomes – and that exposure and denunciation do not exhaust the victim's range of possibilities. The author contends that this context-specific, yet repeating, pattern constitu ... More

Keywords: Francophone world, violence, trauma, traumatic memories, writing, reparative narratives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846312205
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315916


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mireille D. Rosello, author