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Publishing Africa in FrenchLiterary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967$
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Ruth Bush

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381953

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.001.0001

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Book-publishing at Présence Africaine

Book-publishing at Présence Africaine

(p.56) Chapter Two Book-publishing at Présence Africaine
Publishing Africa in French

Ruth Bush

Liverpool University Press

‘Book-publishing at Présence Africaine’ explores the extent of which the idealized notion of autonomy was transformed by the effects of decolonization on the Parisian publishing landscape. The chapter also reconsiders the radical nature of Présence Africaine’s early publishing work and its role in shaping notions of literary value in the period leading up to and directly following the independences.

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

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