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« 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    

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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.

Published
Dec. 21, 2018
Accepted
Oct. 18, 2018
Submitted
July 22, 2018
Language
IT
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