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ADA UZOAMAKA AZODO, DE LARQUIER Jeanne-Sarah (sous la direction de)

Emerging Perspectives on Ken Bugul. From Alternative Choices to Oppositional Practices

Africa World Press - Trenton, N. J. - 2009
ISBN: 9781592216734
(Africa Research & Publications)
371 p. - 15 x 22,5 cm

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 “It is now a quarter century since Ken Bugul’s Le Baobab fou (1983) burst on the scene with its shocking account of a young Senegalese girl experiencing alienation and dislocation as an orphaned child, and marginalization and desperation in her years of exile in Europe. Gone are the comforting images of the African child embraced by the community, raised by the entire village, seeking successful reward for hard work with the scholarship to Europe. The first generation of testimonial novels penned by the francophone “fathers” of African literature has given way to the Senegalese mothers, Mariama Bâ, Nafissatou Diallo, Aminata Sow Fall, and Ken Bugul, among others. Mothers and daughters, wives and mistresses, have known the spectrum of lives marked by struggle, silence, but also resistance, fulfillment, and above all, a determination to write. 

 
Ken Bugul has written seven novels. She has persisted in conveying the traumatic moments that have marked her own experiences, and has been reaching out increasingly to express the voices of her generation of women in transgressive and bold terms intended, increasingly, to embrace issues facing the larger society. Her work has won her international renown, especially with the Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Afrique Noire in 1999 for her third novel Riwan ou Le chemin de sable. A large body of scholarship has 
been devoted to her work, although much of it has been in French. This collection is thus a much needed, welcome addition to the field. 
 
The present volume comprises fourteen chapters, an interview, testimonies, and an extensive works cited section. It touches on the wide range of feminist, postcolonial, and literary issues raised in her novels, issues addressed with a broad set of theoretical approaches. At the core of Bugul’s literary oeuvre, and of these essays, is an underlying ethical concern over the nature of the social fabric especially as it bears on the lives of women in Senegalese society. The collection represents a significant engagement with a major writer, one whose will to speak out has marked her generation.”
 Kenneth W. Harrow, Department of English, Michigan State University,

 Recueil de 14 articles consacrés à Ken Bugul et à l'ensemble de son œuvre

- Ada Uzoamaka Azodo, Ph.D., is associate faculty in Minority Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Indiana University Northwest at Gary. Dr. Azodo has single-authored, edited, or co-edited several books, and published various scholarly articles on african autors, and a recent groundbreaking volume, Gender and Sexuality in African Literature and Film (Africa World Press, 2007).

- Jeanne-Sarah de Larquier, Ph.D., is assistant professor of French and Francophone Literatures & Cultures, and Head of the French Program at Pacific University, Oregon. Dr. De Larquier serves as Field Bibliographer for the Modern Language Association of America (MLA), and book reviewer for The French Review, the professional journal of the American Association of Teachers of French.