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Journal
2018 | 14 | 37-54
Article title

Ada : Un graffiti mural du sang dans Histoire d’Awu de Justine Mintsa

Content
Title variants
EN
A Wall Graffiti of the Blood in Justine Mintsa’s Histoire d’Awu
Languages of publication
FR
Abstracts
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Ada is a 12 year‐old girl who has been impregnated by her teacher in a Middle School where corruption and debauchery are normalized. Mintsa’s esthetics condenses a social criticism of phallocentric discourse through Ada’s grandfather, Afane Obame, a high priest of the Ancestor’s rite called Melan, whose primary focus is to further establish his power. He normalizes Ada’s pregnancy, as tradition dictates, and serves as a receptacle through which Mintsa’s narrative displays a shocking picture of discarded and decomposing placentae along outside walls of the Maternity Ward like graffiti. An allegorical reading of Plato’s Chora, as it relates to Ada’s parturition, opens up a narrative that actualizes the fluidity of a symbiosis between traditional and modern cultural practices. The overlapping imagery of the repulsive wall of decomposing placentae and the symbiotic cultural practices end in a mirror within a mirror graphism with colorful disjunctive syntheses.
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Journal
Year
Issue
14
Pages
37-54
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Dates
published
2018-06-30
Contributors
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Document Type
Publication order reference
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YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.ojs-issn-2353-8953-year-2018-issue-14-article-1018
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