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Writing Through the Visual and Virtual [electronic resource]: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean

edited by Renée Larrier and Ousseina D. Alidou
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2015]
Language
One paper translated from the French
Series
After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France
After the Empire
ISBN
9781498501637, 149850163X, 9781498501644
Summary
This book interrogates conventional notions of writing. The contributors-whose disciplines include anthropology, art history, education, film, history, linguistics, literature, performance studies, philosophy, sociology, translation, and visual arts-examine the complex interplay between language/literature/arts and the visual and virtual domains of expressive culture. The twenty-five essays explore various patterns of writing practices arising from contemporary and historical forces that have impacted the literatures and cultures of Benin, Cameroon, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Morocco, Niger, Reunion Island, and Senegal. Special attention is paid to how scripts, though appearing to be merely decorative in function, are often used by artists and performers in the production of material and non-material culture to tell "stories" of great significance, co-mingling words and images in a way that leads to a creative synthesis that links the local and the global, the "classical" and the "popular" in new ways.
Contents
  • Introduction: Traditions of Literacy by Renee Larrier and Ousseina D. Alidou
  • Part I: Visual and Verbal Artistry: Texts and Text[iles] as Epistemology
  • Chapter 1: Embodying African Women's Epistemology: International Women's Day Pagnes in Cameroon; Bertrade Ngo-Ngijol Banoum and Anne Patricia Rice
  • Chapter 2: Reading the Tera-tera: Textiles, Transportation, and Nationalism in Niger's First Republic; Amanda Gilvin
  • Chapter 3: Becoming Griot: Righting Within a Minor Literature; Oumar Diogoye Diouf
  • Chapter 4: Research on Droughts and Famines in the Sahel: the Contribution of Oral Literature; Boureima Alpha Gado
  • Part II: Body Language/Writing [on] the Body
  • Chapter 5: Transgressive Embodied Writings of KAribbean Bodies in Pain; Gladys Francis
  • Chapter 6: Alhaji Roaming the City: Gender, HIV-AIDS and the Performing Arts; Ousseina D. Alidou
  • Chapter 7: Writing on the Visual: Lalla Essaydi's Photographic Tableaux; Donna Gustafson
  • Chapter 8: Angles of Representation: Photography and the Vision of al Misriyya [the Egyptian] in Women's Press of the Early Twentieth Century; Fakhri Haghani
  • Part III: Inscribing Popular Culture
  • Chapter 9: Representing Adolescent Sexuality in the Sahel; Barbara Cooper
  • Chapter 10: There's More Than One Way to Make a Ceebu-Jen: Narrating West African Recipes in Texts; Julie Huntington
  • Chapter 11: Reclamation of the Arena: Traditional Wrestling in West Africa; Bojana Coulibaly
  • Chapter 12: Ritual Celebrations: Context of the Development of New African Hybrid Cultures; Jean-Baptiste Sourou
  • Chapter 13: Simmering Exile; Edwidge Sylvestre-Ceide
  • Part IV: Language, Literacy, and Education
  • Chapter 14: Writing, Learning and Teaching Material for Early Childhood Cultures: from Africa to a Global Context; Rokhaya Fall Diawara
  • Chapter 15: Orthographic Diversity in a World of Standards: Graphic Representations of Vernacular Arabics in Morocco; Becky Schulthies
  • Chapter 16: The Polyphonous Classroom: Discourse on Language-in-Education on Reunion Island; Meghan Tinsley
  • Chapter 17: Thundering Poetics/Murmuring Poetics: Doing Things With Words as a Marker of Identity; Laurence Jay-Rayon
  • Part V: Intersections of Text and Image
  • Chapter 18: Wilson Bigaud's "Les Noces de Cana" [The Wedding at Cana] or the Meeting of Colonial Heritage and Ancestral Traditions in Haitian Naive Art; Jean Herald Legagneur
  • Chapter 19: Tourist Art: A Tracery of the Visual/Virtual; Gabrielle Civil. Images by Vladimir Cybil Charlier
  • Chapter 20: Religious Iconography in the Daily Life of the Senegalese; Abdoulaye Elimane Kane
  • Chapter 21: West African Culture in Animation: the Example of "Kirikou"; Maha Gad El Hak
  • Part VI: Literature, Gender, and Identity
  • Chapter 22: Power and Patriarchy: Sexual Violence and Sexual Exploitation in the Francophone and Hispanophone Caribbean Represented in Marie Vieux-Chauvet's Amour, colere et folie, Simone Schwarz-Bart's Pluie et vent sur Telumee Miracle, Rosario Ferre's "La Bella Durmiente," and Nelly Rosario's El canto del agua; Phuong Hoang
  • Chapter 23: La Mulatresse During the Two World Wars: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Suzanne Lacascade's Claire-Solange, ame-africaine and Mayotte Capecia's Je suis Martiniquaise; Nathan H. Dize
  • Chapter 24: Inscriptions of Nature from Guadeloupe, Haiti, and Martinique; Anne Rehill
  • Chapter 25: The Politics of Writing As a Space to Shape Identity(ies); Khady Diene.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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