Il Tolomeo
20 | 2018

Il Tolomeo
20 | 2018

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Il Tolomeo | 20 | 2018

« Un pays occupé est une terre sans vie »
Réflexions sur les subjectivités occupées et les espaces de résistance dans Kannjawou, roman de l'écrivain haïtien Lyonel Trouillot

Federica Cozzio
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
federica.cozzio@gmail.com

DOI 10.30687/Tol/2499-5975/2018/20/011

Submitted 22 Jul 2018
Accepted 18 Oct 2018

Abstract

The article proposes a reflection on how the intertwined themes of power, subjectivity and agency are articulated in Lyonel Trouillot’s 2016 novel Kannjawou. In its narrative space, the hermeneutics of collective reality is produced by an individual memory engaged in questioning the relations of power that affect subjectivity and action of both the occupied Haitians and the foreigners occupiers. A close reading of the novel seeks to unpack its ethnographic thickness, its capacity to built layers of understanding around the stakes of a disadvantaged microcosm in contemporary Port-au-Prince.

Keywords
Haitian literature. Ethnography. Power and subjectivity. Lyonel Trouillot. Kannjawou.

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Cozzio Federica

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« Un pays occupé est une terre sans vie »

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Journal Article

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it

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http://doi.org/10.14277/Tol/2499-5975/2018/20/011

dc.description.abstract

The article proposes a reflection on how the intertwined themes of power, subjectivity and agency are articulated in Lyonel Trouillot’s 2016 novel Kannjawou. In its narrative space, the hermeneutics of collective reality is produced by an individual memory engaged in questioning the relations of power that affect subjectivity and action of both the occupied Haitians and the foreigners occupiers. A close reading of the novel seeks to unpack its ethnographic thickness, its capacity to built layers of understanding around the stakes of a disadvantaged microcosm in contemporary Port-au-Prince.

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Il Tolomeo

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Vol. 1 | Num. 20 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-21

dc.dateAccepted

2018-07-22

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2018-10-18

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1594-1930

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2499-5975

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Haitian literature

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Ethnography

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Power and subjectivity

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Lyonel Trouillot

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Kannjawou

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