This article sheds light on an original fiction by the young award-winning Martinican writer Fabienne Kanor, who uniquely problematizes questions of collective memory and gender in the Black Atlantic. This paper examines the use of the poetics of staggering and the dislocation of bodies and minds as Kanor stages it through her novel Humus. A polyphonic, disrupted, and fragmented text, Humus is the tale of embedded narrative memories that unveil the historical and anthropological traces of the Middle Passage.

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