Decolonising the Intellectual
Politics, Culture, and Humanism at the End of the French Empire
Jane Hiddleston is a Lecturer and Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. She is also a Member of the executive committee of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies, and editor of the accompanying journal.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Léopold Sédar Senghor: Politician and Poet between Hybridity and Solitude 2. Aimé Césaire: From Poetic Insurrection to Humanist Ethics 3. Frantz Fanon: Experiments in Collective Identity 4. Jean El-Mouhoub Amrouche: The Universal Intellectual? 5. Mouloud Feraoun: Postcolonial Realism, or, the Intellectual as Witness 6. Kateb Yacine: Poetry and Revolution Conclusion Bibliography Index
Each of the chapters makes incisive contributions to the subfields of Negritude and Maghrebi studies, and would thus serve well in specialized graduate seminars. Taught as a book, it is suitable for both graduate courses on postcolonial theory and undergraduate francophone literature classes.
Olivia Harrison French Studies Journal
An extremely erudite study of the vexed questions facing Francophone intellectuals in their response to colonial politics, ideas and culture and received ideas of the human. It is intellectually strong and very well written.
University of Leeds
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: June 2, 2014
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 33