Xavier Garnier; African-Language Literature; Or, Postcolonial Theory’s Unconscious. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 December 2012; 32 (3): 502–510. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-1891525
According to Garnier, neither the sociohistorical grounding of postcolonial studies nor the more explicitly linguistic and cultural one of francophone studies helps direct a satisfactory critical reading of literature in African languages. The ambition of this essay is to show the potential for theoretical renewal African-language literature is likely to bring to these two disciplines.