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Rencontres nord-sud chez Essomba (Cameroun): le couple et l’interculturel

Ugochukwu, Francoise (2010). Rencontres nord-sud chez Essomba (Cameroun): le couple et l’interculturel. Ethiopiques, 84, pp. 215–228.

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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 presented as 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: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Author
ISSN: 0850-2005
Keywords: Essomba; Cameroon; novel; intercultural; marriage
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: 22834
Depositing User: Françoise Ugochukwu
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2010 14:07
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 12:12
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