The Other Hybrid Archipelago: Introduction to the Literatures and Cultures of the Francophone Indian Ocean by Peter HawkinsThe Other Hybrid Archipelago: Introduction to the Literatures and Cultures of the Francophone Indian Ocean by Peter Hawkins

The Other Hybrid Archipelago: Introduction to the Literatures and Cultures of the Francophone…

byPeter Hawkins

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The Other Hybrid Archipelago presents the postcolonial literatures of the Francophone Indian Ocean islands to an Anglophone audience. The islands of Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, the Comoros, and the Seychelles form a region that has a particular cultural identity because of the varied mixture of populations that have settled there and the dominant influence of French colonialism. This survey concentrates on the period since the Second World War, when most of the islands achieved independence, except for Reunion and Mayotte, which maintain a regional status within the French Republic. The postcolonial approach suggests certain recurrent themes and preoccupations of the islands' cultures and an appropriate way to define their recent cultural production, while taking account of the burden of their colonial past. The rich cocktail of cultural and linguistic influences surveyed is situated in relation to the contemporary political and social context of the islands and their marginal status within the global economy.
Peter Hawkins is senior research fellow in the Department of French, University of Bristol.
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Title:The Other Hybrid Archipelago: Introduction to the Literatures and Cultures of the Francophone…Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.2 × 6.12 × 0.66 inPublished:February 3, 2010Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739116770

ISBN - 13:9780739116777

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. The Francophone Indian Ocean Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Postcolonial Perspectives Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Critical Strategies Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Madagascar Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Mauritius Chapter 7 Chapter 6. La Réunion Chapter 8 Chapter 7. The Comoros; the Seychelles Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Trouble in Paradise

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