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Author Ngue, Julie Nack, 1975-
Title Critical conditions : illness and disability in Francophone African and Caribbean women's writing / Julie Nack Ngue.
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2012.
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 Floor4  PQ3980.5 .N48 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 196 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-186) and index.
Contents "Staring back": visible differences, staring, and uncertain legibility in Marie Chauvet's Amour and Myriam Warner-Vieyra's Julitante -- The body composite: testimony and the problematic of integral healing in Maryse Condé's Heremakhonon and Ken Bugul's Le baobab fou -- Toward a new aesthetics of the global: grotesque bodies, circulation, and haunting in Fana Diagne Sène's Le chant des ténèbres and Ken Bugul's La folie et la mort -- Against quarantine: foreign bodies in excess in Bessora's 53 cm and Fatou Diome's Le ventre de l'Atlantique
Subject African literature (French) -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Caribbean literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Human body in literature.
Women and literature -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Women and literature -- Caribbean Area -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and history -- Africa.
Literature and history -- Caribbean Area.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
ISBN 0739151142 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780739151143 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 746837607