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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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Literary prize culture

Literary prize culture

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(p.92) Chapter Three Literary prize culture
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Publishing Africa in French
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Ruth Bush

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.003.0004

This chapter considers the colonial heritage of the main literary prizes specific to African writing in French in the post-war period, awarded by the Association nationale desécrivains de la mer et de l’outre-mer (ANEMOM). It demonstrates how the ANEMOM gradually adapted to the changing political and cultural context of decolonization during the vingt glorieuses and examines how it sought to preserve certain aspects of France’s colonial imaginary by consecrating the ‘Empire de la langue française’.

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

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