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Quand un roman en éclaire un autre - l'interculturel chez Jean-Roger Essomba

Ugochukwu, F. (2008). Quand un roman en éclaire un autre - l'interculturel chez Jean-Roger Essomba. In: Nzessé, L. and Dassi, M. eds. Le Cameroun au prisme de la litterature africaine à l'ère du pluralisme sociopolitique (1990-2006). Paris, France: L'Harmattan, pp. 113–130.

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This study, based on three of Essomba’s novels, Le Paradis du nord (1996), Le Dernier gardien de l’arbre (1998) and Une Blanche dans le noir (2001), articulated like a trilogy, considers north-south relationships, represented by interracial couples in the novels. Their sincere intercultural relationship motivated by a genuine desire to appreciate others is the key to harmonious international relations. For mixed couples in Essomba’s novels, premise of a new human race, origin or colour matter little: their survival and fruitfulness result from the successful transmission of ancestral wisdom within the couple, with love acting as an initiation.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 2-296-06144-3, 978-2-296-06144-6
Keywords: Essomba; Cameroun; novel; intercultural; immigration; metissage
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 10476
Depositing User: Françoise Ugochukwu
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 12:12
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