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Publishing Africa in French: Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967

Ruth Bush


Publishing Africa in French provides a critical analysis of the global dynamics and cultural and publishing history of French and African literature. It focuses on French readership and the French literary-political sphere, and engages with issues of authorial authenticity, literary value, and author autonomy. The study is built on careful documentations of the pre- and post-publication process, and explores the relentless interweaving of ideas expressed in literary form, their institutional contexts and underlying human relationships, and asks: Who writes about Africa and who is Africa writte ... More

Keywords: French and Francophone Studies, Literary History, Literary Criticism, European Literature, French Literature, French Literary Criticism, African Studies, French Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381953
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Bush, author
University of Bristol