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Published: 01 September 2021

240 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800859913

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A Female Francophone Aesthetic of Exile

Antonia Wimbush

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • The book brings together the autofictional works of these six authors for the first time, analysing the similarities and differences apparent in their narratives of exile
  • The book diversifies the study of francophone literature by offering innovative analyses of writers who have not yet gained significant critical attention, such as Michèle Rakotoson and Abla Farhoud, alongside writers who are more well-known
  • The book widens the scope of analysis beyond the usual parameters of Francophone study to incorporate Madagascar, which has long been neglected, and Quebec, which brings its own specificities regarding postcolonial migration
  • This is a timely discussion of questions of migration and displacement in today's globalized world, in which a growing number of people from diverse countries and social backgrounds are moving away from their country of origin, whether by force or through choice
  • The book offers an exciting new perspective on exile in francophone women's writing by reading exile in light of both gender and literary genre, bringing together theoretical work from gender studies, postcolonial studies, and research on life-writing