Directly engaging the recent manifesto and essay collection calling for a world literature in French, this article considers the creolized, hybrid forms of geopolitical and discursive belonging of the Francophone Caribbean participants as a useful starting point for such a project. Hailing from across the Caribbean region (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Haiti) but now living and working in western metropolitan centers (New York, Montreal, Paris), Maryse Condé, Edouard Glissant, Danny Laferrière, Lyonel Trouillot and Gary Victor all straddle and travel the “spaces” of contact between margins and centers, mediating the continual flow of movement in between and among cultures of the world.
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Keithley Woolward; World Literature in French: A Caribbean Design?. Small Axe 1 November 2010; 14 (3 (33)): 89–98. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-2010-024
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