Reference : Beyond the Colonizer-Colonized Mindset: Nonconformity of Léonora Miano’s Afrophonie
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Beyond the Colonizer-Colonized Mindset: Nonconformity of Léonora Miano’s Afrophonie
English
Nonoa, Koku Gnatuloma mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Humanities (DHUM) >]
In press
An Anthology of Non-Conformism: Rebel Women Words, Ways & Wonders
Amoo-Adare, Epifania
Siriwardane-de Zoysa, Rapti
DIO Press
Yes
[en] colonizer-colonized mindset ; non-conformity ; decolonizing
[en] In her books Red in blue trilogy (2015) and L'impératif transgressif (The Transgressive Imperative) (2016a), the French-Cameroonian novelist Léonora Miano questions and elucidates, among other things, the repression of the history of “forgotten worlds” in relation to transatlantic human trafficking and colonialism and pleads for reinventing African imaginary by decolonizing the French-speaking world called Francophonie. Therefore, she invites sub-Saharan writers to use their verbs in a non-conformist way: it is about finding oneself beyond and freeing oneself from the colonizer-colonized mindset. In this regard, Miano coins the concept of Afrophonie as a form of countercultural re-examination and reorientation of the politics of perception stemming from the coloniality of the French language and the Francophonie.
From a countercultural perspective, this contribution discusses the potentiality of the non-conformity of Léonora Miano´s writings beyond the colonizer-colonized mindset.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/47488

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