Francophone Afropean Literatures
Edited by Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas
Dominic Thomas is Madeleine L. Letessier Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California Los Angeles.
Nicki Hitchcott is Professor in French at the University of St Andrews. Previous books include Calixthe Beyala: Performances of Migration (2000) and (co-edited with Dominic Thomas), Francophone Afropean Literatures (2014), both published by Liverpool University Press.
Introduction: Francophone Afropeans - Nicki Hitchcott and Dominic Thomas 1. Afropeanism and Francophone Sub-Saharan African Writing - Dominic Thomas 2. The Transatlantic Poetics of Fatou Diome - Kathryn M. Lachman 3. Corps sans titre: ‘fleshiness’ and Afropean identity in Bessora’s 53 cm - John Nimis 4. Already Here: Sami Tchak’s Afropean Generation - Allison Van Deventer 5. Paris Polar: Afropean Noir in the City of Lights - Dawn Fulton 6. Mapping Afropea: The Translation of Black Paris in the Fiction of Alain Mabanckou - John Patrick Walsh 7. Relighting Stars and Bazars of Voices: Exchange and Dialogue in Léonora Miano’s Tels des Astres Éteints and Alain Mabanckou’s Black Bazar - Kathryn Kleppinger 8. Sex and the Afropean City: Léonora Miano’s Blues pour Elise - Nicki Hitchcott 9. Toward an Afropean Cosmopolitanism: Hospitality, Friendship and the African Immigrant - Srilata Ravi 10. Afropean Masculinities as Bricolage - Ayo A. Coly SHORT STORIES: Fatou Diome - ‘The Old Man and the Boat’ Léonora Miano - ‘The Rain-maker Affair’ Abdourahman A. Waberi - ‘The Squirrels of Wannsee’ Wilfried N’Sondé - ‘Francasterix’ Sami Tchak - ‘At the Borders of my Skin’ Alain Mabanckou - ‘Confessions of a sapeur’ Bibliography Index
With the publishing of this authoritative ground-breaking volume on Afropean literatures of French expression, it is hoped that the mainstreaming of the term into lexicography will soon become a reality.
Augustine H. Asaah Cahiers d'Études Africaines
Publication: April 10, 2014
Series: Francophone Postcolonial Studies 5