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The noir Atlantic : Chester Himes and the birth of the francophone African crime novel

Author: Pim Higginson
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2011.
Series: Contemporary French and francophone cultures, 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Noir Atlantic follows the influence of African American author Chester Himes on Francophone African crime fiction. For African authors, Paris-based Chester Hime's novels also modeled an escape from a high literary paradigm inherited from the colonial experience.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Chester B Himes; Chester B Himes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pim Higginson
ISBN: 9781846316906 1846316901
OCLC Number: 699723318
Language Note: In English; occasional French phrases.
Description: vii, 216 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the frivolous literary --
"Pas de littérature" : Abasse Ndione and the rise of crime --
Minor mistranslations : Simon Njami and the making of the Parisianist Himes --
Crime pays : Achille Ngoye and the Série noire --
Ethnographic erotics : Bolya and the writing of the other --
Terreur Rose : Kouty, mémoire de sang and the gendering of noir --
Going out blazing : Mongo Beti's last two novels.
Series Title: Contemporary French and francophone cultures, 20.
Other Titles: Chester Himes and the birth of the francophone African crime novel
Responsibility: Pim Higginson.

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