Publishing Africa in French
Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945–1967
Ruth Bush is Lecturer in French at the University of Bristol.
List of figures
1 Anthologizing the Union française
2 Book-publishing at Présence Africaine
3 Literary prize culture
4 Authenticity and authorship
5 Editorial craft and literary resistance
6 Translating Africa in the French republic of letters
Bush’s study is innovative and lucid in depicting the ‘complex portrait of the French-language publishing scene' (p. 251) in which African letters contributed to shift the ‘Parisian capital of the world republic of letters’ (p. 195).
Alioune Sow, French Studies
This is an excellent monograph, which challenges a number of received views and brings a wealth of new evidence into the debates about Francophone post-war literature about Africa. In particular, its mining of a largely untapped archive opens up new directions for research which other scholars will no doubt follow.
David Murphy, Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: February 5, 2016
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 37