Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 June 2011

216 Pages

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9781846316906

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The Noir Atlantic

Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel

Pim Higginson

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • The first book to look at the compelling links between African American and francophone African crime fiction
  • Provides a historically grounded contextualization for the emergence of the genre and its development in the francophone African context
  • Engages with the considerable body of research that has focused in recent years on European diasporic sites, the Atlantic, questions of race, global black consciousness

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