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Author Bush, Ruth, 1983- author.

Title Publishing Africa in French : literary institutions and decolonization 1945-1967 / Ruth Bush.

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 37
Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 37.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Institutions -- 1 Anthologizing the Union franaise -- 2 Book-publishing at Prsence Africaine -- 3 Literary prize culture -- Mediations -- 4 Authenticity and authorship -- 5 Editorial craft and literary resistance -- 6 Translating Africa in the French republic of letters -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Notes -- Works cited -- Index.
Summary It has become commonplace to note that the global French literary marketplace is dominated by Parisian publishing houses and metropolitan kudos. This study probes the aesthetic and political implications of that assertion by revisiting the history of African literature in post-war France. Extensive archival research is combined with literary analysis to investigate the destabilizing impact of decolonization on legitimate notions of language, authorship and literary value. Mapping connections between institutions such as Prsence Africaine, ditions du Seuil, Gallimard and the Association des crivains de la mer et de loutre-mer, the author argues that a contested and variegated African literary presence actively shaped the metropolitan publishing scene during this period of transition. In turn, the material aspects of book production and distribution are shown to be inextricably entangled with ongoing debates over the representation of Africa in words. Authors whose work is considered in detail include Abdoulaye Sadji, Cheikh Hamidou Kane, Christine Garnier, Malick Fall, Chinua Achebe and Peter Abrahams. Publishing Africa in French uses an innovative interdisciplinary methodology to contribute fresh insights to current concerns in French studies, African studies, and postcolonial book history. -- From publisher's website.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject African literature (French) -- Publishing -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Authors, African -- Publishing -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Authors, Black -- Publishing -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Authors and publishers -- Political aspects -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Publishers and publishing -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bush, Ruth. Publishing Africa in French : literary institutions and decolonization 1945-1967. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016 ix, 294 pages ; 25 cm Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 37 (OCoLC)ocn942901253 (DLC)19121968
ISBN 9781781381953 (hbk.)
178138195X (hbk.)
9781781382028 (electronic bk.)

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