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Journal
2015 | 7 | 85-105
Article title

Poétique de la folie chez deux écrivains francophones ouest africains

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Title variants
EN
Poetics of madness as portrayed by two West African francophone writers
PL
Poétique de la folie chez deux écrivains francophones ouest africains
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FR
Abstracts
EN
The theme of madness is not really new in West African litterature. In such litterature, some crazy people have even become famous, such as Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s character in l’Aventure Ambiguë. This old topic is present in Ahmadou Kourouma’s and Ken Bugul’s writing under a new label : actually, their respective novels, Les soleils des indépendances, and La Folie et la Mort, are not only marked by an aesthetic that portrays characters suffering from kinds of madness but also by a writing style that standardizes the non-observance of standards. The discourse on madness therefore rimes with the social discourse and helps portray the situation of an African people undergoing mental degeneration.
PL
The theme of madness is not really new in West African litterature. In such litterature, some crazy people have even become famous, such as Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s character in l’Aventure Ambiguë. This old topic is present in Ahmadou Kourouma’s and Ken Bugul’s writing under a new label : actually, their respective novels, Les soleils des indépendances, and La Folie et la Mort, are not only marked by an aesthetic that portrays characters suffering from kinds of madness but also by a writing style that standardizes the non-observance of standards. The discourse on madness therefore rimes with the social discourse and helps portray the situation of an African people undergoing mental degeneration.
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Journal
Year
Issue
7
Pages
85-105
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published
2015-01-01
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bwmeta1.element.ojs-issn-2353-8953-year-2015-issue-7-article-1110
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