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Cultural representations of massacre : reinterpretations of the mutiny of Senegal

Author: Sabrina Parent
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Over the past sixty years, the massacre of Thiaroye (Senegal)--the 1944 mutiny of African soldiers that was severely suppressed by the French army--has been continuously reinterpreted by artists such as L.S. Senghor, F. Keita, Doumbi-Fakoly, O. Sembene, B.B. Diop, R. Bouchareb, and F.F. Faye. In this book, Parent puts together a history of these representations, characterizing their socio-historical role and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sabrina Parent
ISBN: 9781137274960 1137274964 1137274972 9781137274977
OCLC Number: 873726215
Description: xii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Historical background and representations of Thiaroye --
Léopold Sédar Senghor's Thiaroye : the prototype of sacrifice --
Fodeba Keita's Thiaroye : a transitory episode in the African epic --
Boubacar Boris Diop's Thiaroye : rebellion and treason --
Doumbi-Fakoly's Morts pour la France : Thiaroye as a key episode in understanding (neo- ) colonialism --
Camp de Thiaroye by Sembene Ousmane : art and/as resistance --
Rachid Bouchareb's minimalist representation of Thiaroye --
Dismantling Thiaroye's dichotomies in Cheikh Faty Faye's play --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Sabrina Parent.

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