Louise Hardwick is Reader in Francophone Postcolonial Studies at the University of Birmingham (UK), and Associate Fellow of Homerton College, University of Cambridge.
Chapter 1: Zobel, Négritude and the Novel
Chapter 2: Earth, Ecocriticism and Economics: Diab’-là
Chapter 3: Nothing Happens, Twice: Les Jours immobiles becomes Les Mains pleines d’oiseaux
Chapter 4: Re-reading La Rue Cases-Nègres
Chapter 5: Cultural Capital in the French Capital: Quand la neige aura fondu
"Louise Hardwick's Joseph Zobel: Negritude and the Novel is a remarkable and timely examination one of the key authors of francophone postcolonial writing. With exacting scholarship and empassioned prose, Hardwick reveals the full complexity of Zobel's extensive novelistic enterprise, including the many twists and turns of the rewritings of his earlier works. [...] Hardwick's groundbreaking research reveals long-forgotten texts, biographical intricacies, and political and aesthetic debates to finally and rightfully accord Zobel recognition as one of the central and most original figures of Négritude."
Nick Nesbitt, Princeton University
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: March 31, 2018
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 51