METAPHOR AS EXPRESSION OF RACE CONFLICT 
IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS OF JOSEPH NGOUÉ Cover Image

LA MÉTAPHORE COMME FIGURE D’EXPRESSION DU CONFLIT RACIAL DANS LA CROIX DU SUD DE JOSEPH NGOUÉ
METAPHOR AS EXPRESSION OF RACE CONFLICT IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS OF JOSEPH NGOUÉ

Author(s): Omer T TAKAM
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Sociolinguistics, Theory of Literature, Stylistics
Published by: Editura Universitaria Craiova
Keywords: metaphor; trope; conflict; stylistic; semasiologic;

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with metaphor seen as the key figure at the core of the process of meaning generation concerning the conflict that opposes the black race to the white one in The Southern Cross. The figure takes on various expressive configurations in expressing the danger speakers of both races face, each one appearing dangerous, able to destroy their adversary. The Black use it to unveil the monstrous inhumanity of the White towards them, while the White employ it to portray the Black as a worthless human being. The clash of the two races allows us to perceive the black victory and their possible freedom from the white chain. This is the meaning intended to be provided by this study through a stylistic approach.

  • Issue Year: XXII/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 173-191
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: French