Journeys through the French African novel

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Heinemann, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 230 pages
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Mildred Mortimer questions the preeminence of outer and inner voyages in the francophone African novel. Rooted in both African oral tradition and the European novel, the journey motif not only reflects cultural blending but also African experiences of migration, exploration, and conquest. The author focuses on the importance of orature to African writing, links between Maghrebian and sub-Saharan African fiction, and the distinction between men's and women's journeys.

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