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Le roman amérindien contemporain pour la jeunesse ou la récupération autochtone d’un capital culturel bafoué

Abstract : Struggling against stereotyped representations and trying to disseminate diversified images of contemporary Native cultures among young readers, several North American associations (as The American Indian Library Association) and specialized websites promote, by means of literary awards and reviews of their works, the books of Native contemporary novelists. Here and there, the same titles are often mentioned : "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", first novel for young adults by Sherman Alexie (National Book Award 2007), "Hidden Roots" (2004) and "Heart of a Chief" (2001) by Joseph Bruchac, "The Birchbark House" (National Book Award finalist in 1999), Louise Erdrich's first book for young readers, and "Rain is Not My Indian Name" (2001) by Cynthia Leitich Smith, a more recent voice. In these narratives produced by renowned writers, who claim their tribal membership, will be analyzed the main strategies, which help, on the one hand, fighting stereotypes still running in North-American society and, on the other, developing – among young readers – a better knowledge of Native peoples and their history. Although looking for accuracy, their novels avoid however a too didactic approach, asking a question which the young protagonists experience throughout the narratives : what does it mean to be Native today ?
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Crystel Pinçonnat. Le roman amérindien contemporain pour la jeunesse ou la récupération autochtone d’un capital culturel bafoué . Loxias, CTEL (Centre Transdisciplinaire d'Epistémologie de la Littérature), 2017, Éloge des ‘Peuples premiers’ en Amérique, pp.1-13. ⟨hal-01491915⟩

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