RAPHAEL CONFIANT’S ANTI-EUROCENTRISM IN NEGRE MARRON

Moussa Traore

Abstract


This article does a thorough analysis of a Caribbean strong male hero, Simon Louis Jerome’s attempt in Raphaël Confiant’s novel Nègre marron ( maroon Negro), to reconnect with his roots and literally to return to Africa which is often referred to as pays d’avant -- the country before-- ,or where we came from or Pays Guinée ( Guinea in West Africa). Throughout the article, the author demonstrates that this novel attempts to undo the derogatory stereotypes that Western Modernity associates Africa with but the article ends with the defeat of the nègre marron in his mission, as if the Raphaël Confiant was trying to show that any attempt by a Carribean to reconnect with Africa is bound to fail.

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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

ISSN: 1857 - 7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)

 

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