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Published: 01 February 2019

248 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786941497

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The Mauritian Novel

Fictions of Belonging

Julia Waters

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • First book-length study in English on twenty-first-century francophone Mauritian fiction
  • Significant contribution to the recent expansion of research on Indian Ocean cultures
  • Original focus on under-researched, affective dimension of belonging and its intersections with the 'politics of belonging'
  • Exciting new, multidimensional approach to understanding issues of belonging and exclusion in diverse, multi-ethnic societies
  • Original close textual analyses of individual novels or pairs of novels by leading contemporary Mauritian writers
  • First book to examine Mauritian literary responses to the inter-ethnic 'Kaya' riots of 1999 and to the problems of belonging and exclusion that they exposed

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