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Author Higginson, Pim.

Title The noir Atlantic : Chester Himes and the birth of the francophone African crime novel / Pim Higginson
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2011

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Description 1 online resource (vii, 216 pages)
Series Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 20
Contemporary French and francophone cultures ; 20.
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
Notes English
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Subject Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984 -- Influence
Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984
Himes, Chester B. 1909-1984
Detective and mystery stories.
French-Canadian fiction -- History
African fiction (French) -- History
Noir fiction -- History and criticism
Detective and mystery stories, African (French) -- History and criticism
FICTION -- General.
African fiction (French)
Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery stories, African (French)
French-Canadian fiction
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Noir fiction
Rezeption
Französisch
Kriminalroman
Afrika
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History
Form Electronic book
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