GESTURING TO AN EMPTY THEATRE? Author, Text and Audience in the Fiction of Fatou Diome and Aïssatou Diamanka‐Besland

Auteurs

  • Rosia Beer

DOI :

https://doi.org/10.18352/relief.657

Mots-clés :

Senegal, migration, Francophone writing, women

Résumé

Fatou Diome and Aïssatou Diamanka‐Besland are Senegalese women migrant novelists who have addressed the theme of irregular migration between Senegal and France in their literature. The authors, who live in France, write within the context of increased irregular migration and its associated dangers. They also write during a time of increased, and often hyperbolic, public and official discourses surrounding the extent of irregular migration. The authors’ treatment of the theme of migration raises questions concerning the relationship between the Senegalese novelist, her text and her audience. It also raises questions regarding the unique and complex positioning of the migrant writer.

Biographie de l'auteur

Rosia Beer

Rosia Beer recently graduated with an MSc in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her thesis focused on Senegalese women migrant writers’ treatment of the topic of irregular migration between Senegal and France. She is currently preparing a PhD proposal in African Studies.

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Publié

2011-11-10

Comment citer

Beer, R. (2011) « GESTURING TO AN EMPTY THEATRE? Author, Text and Audience in the Fiction of Fatou Diome and Aïssatou Diamanka‐Besland », RELIEF - Revue électronique de littérature française, 5(1), p. 44–61. doi: 10.18352/relief.657.

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Articles – dossier thématique