Writing through the Visual and Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean

Writing through the Visual and Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498526340
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Series: After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France Series
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

Renée Larrier is professor and chair of the Department of French at Rutgers University New Brunswick.

Ousseina D. Alidou is professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University New Brunswick.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Traditions of Literacy by Renée Larrier and Ousseina D. Alidou

Part I: Visual and Verbal Artistry: Texts and Text[iles] as Epistemology
Chapter 1: Embodying African Women’s Epistemology: International Women’s Day Pagnes in Cameroon; Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum and Anne Patricia Rice
Chapter 2: Reading the Téra-tera: Textiles, Transportation, and Nationalism in Niger’s First Republic; Amanda Gilvin
Chapter 3: Becoming Griot: Righting Within a Minor Literature; Oumar Diogoye Diouf
Chapter 4: Research on Droughts and Famines in the Sahel: the Contribution of Oral Literature; Boureima Alpha Gado

Part II: Body Language/Writing [on] the Body
Chapter 5: Transgressive Embodied Writings of KAribbean Bodies in Pain; Gladys Francis
Chapter 6: Alhaji Roaming the City: Gender, HIV-AIDS and the Performing Arts; Ousseina D. Alidou
Chapter 7: Writing on the Visual: Lalla Essaydi’s Photographic Tableaux; Donna Gustafson
Chapter 8: Angles of Representation: Photography and the Vision of al Misriyya [the Egyptian] in Women’s Press of the Early Twentieth Century; Fakhri Haghani

Part III: Inscribing Popular Culture
Chapter 9: Representing Adolescent Sexuality in the Sahel; Barbara Cooper
Chapter 10: There's More Than One Way to Make a Ceebu-Jën: Narrating West African Recipes in Texts; Julie Huntington
Chapter 11: Reclamation of the Arena: Traditional Wrestling in West Africa; Bojana Coulibaly
Chapter 12: Ritual Celebrations: Context of the Development of New African Hybrid Cultures; Jean-Baptiste Sourou
Chapter 13: Simmering Exile; Edwidge Sylvestre-Ceide

Part IV: Language, Literacy, and Education
Chapter 14: Writing, Learning and Teaching Material for Early Childhood Cultures: from Africa to a Global Context; Rokhaya Fall Diawara
Chapter 15: Orthographic Diversity in a World of Standards: Graphic Representations of Vernacular Arabics in Morocco; Becky Schulthies
Chapter 16: The Polyphonous Classroom: Discourse on Language-in-Education on Reunion Island; Meghan Tinsley
Chapter 17: Thundering Poetics/Murmuring Poetics: Doing Things With Words as a Marker of Identity; Laurence Jay-Rayon

Part V: Intersections of Text and Image
Chapter 18: Wilson Bigaud’s “Les Noces de Cana” [The Wedding at Cana] or the Meeting of Colonial Heritage and Ancestral Traditions in Haitian Naive Art; Jean Hérald Legagneur
Chapter 19: Tourist Art: A Tracery of the Visual/Virtual; Gabrielle Civil. Images by Vladimir Cybil Charlier
Chapter 20: Religious Iconography in the Daily Life of the Senegalese; Abdoulaye Elimane Kane
Chapter 21: West African Culture in Animation: the Example of “Kirikou”; Maha Gad El Hak

Part VI: Literature, Gender, and Identity
Chapter 22: Power and Patriarchy: Sexual Violence and Sexual Exploitation in the Francophone and Hispanophone Caribbean Represented in Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s Amour, colère et folie, Simone Schwarz-Bart’s Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle, Rosario Ferré’s “La Bella Durmiente,” and Nelly Rosario’s El canto del agua; Phuong Hoang
Chapter 23: La Mulâtresse During the Two World Wars: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Suzanne Lacascade’s Claire-Solange, âme-africaine and Mayotte Capécia’s Je suis Martiniquaise; Nathan H. Dize
Chapter 24: Inscriptions of Nature from Guadeloupe, Haiti, and Martinique; Anne Rehill
Chapter 25: The Politics of Writing As a Space to Shape Identity(ies); Khady Diène

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