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La prose de Ken Bugul : entre le réel et le surnaturel
The Prose of Ken Bugul: Between the Real and the Supernatural

Author(s): Anna Swoboda
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, French Literature, Theory of Literature
ISSN: 2719-8162
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Ken Bugul; African literature; Senegalese literature; postcolonialism; fantastic
Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this monograph is to analyze the supernatural and real elements, which intertwine in Ken Bugul’s prose. The coexistence of the supernatural and the real constitutes the key to understanding the œuvre of this versatile Senegalese author, oscillating between the Western and the African culture. The publication presents the diversity and hybridity of the supernatural – fantastic, marvelous and uncanny – elements, as well as the protagonist’s lack of rootedness, her fragmented self and multiple identities. The proposed analytical approach is based on Western and African studies on the supernatural in literature, along with postcolonial, feminist and sociological theories.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3929-0
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3928-3
  • Page Count: 380
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: French