National, cultural and literary identity in the Beur novel

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This study examines how the Beur novel develops various views on the question of identity and relationship of literary identities, cultural and national home writers from former colonial territories. The A. specifically addresses how these authors manage the problem, still present, the links between culture (language-writing-identity) and dominant culture (language-writing-identity) dominated. It also highlights the wealth of invention in the novel, its particular use of language, its positioning vis-à-vis the political and social.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-84
Number of pages13
JournalFrench Studies in Southern Africa
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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