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La reconstruction de la mémoire au féminin : étude du rapport histoire/fiction dans les œuvres D’Assia Djebar et de Léonora Miano. Approche postcoloniale

Abstract : What work should the colonized person do about the past if they don’t want it to keep them stuck in the moment when their pre-colonial world collapsed? Could the fictionalization of history facilitate understanding and reconciliation with this troubled past in order to finally succeed in living in the present and build "Afro-prospecting"? It is to these questions that our study attempts to answer by questioning the rewriting of memory from a female perspective in a comparative analysis of the works of Assia Djebar and Léonora Miano. If at first glance these two writers seem to have nothing in common, a careful look at their works quickly reveals some elements of proximity. They both come from territories that have suffered several forms of violence: colonial, armed or forced removals, especially by slave raids. We find particularly striking their almost excessive attachment to the past, which comes across as an "impulsive haunting" in their texts. Djebarian writing builds a narrative that mixes historical, fictional and biographical elements. Her narration almost always contains comings and goings between different eras, between different chronological situations; between seemingly unrelated characters which gives a deep breath to her writing. The narrator plays with these spatio-temporal boundaries and creates a space where "Algerianness" can be thought of in complete freedom. On the other hand, in Miano’s creation, extremely resilient characters sometimes appear: characters with troubled identities, suffering a pain from which they cannot recover because of a past without closure. Her voice appeals to the historical consciousness of the Sub-Saharans, inviting them to break with the culture of repression and silence and thus to break out of the state of collective amnesia that prevents Afro-responsibility and Afro-prospecting.
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Anouchka Stevellia Moussavou Nyama, École Doctorale. La reconstruction de la mémoire au féminin : étude du rapport histoire/fiction dans les œuvres D’Assia Djebar et de Léonora Miano. Approche postcoloniale. Littératures. Université d'Aix-Marseille, 2020. Français. ⟨tel-03226543⟩



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