Mariama Bâ: un féminisme né à l'intersection de deux cultures.

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Many critics consider Mariama Bâ as a feminist writer, but the reader of her two novels might wonder what characterizes her work as such. Therefore, the aim of each chapter, in order of appearance, is to analyze first the genres, then the elements of African tradition and Western modernity, the characters of both works and the themes of the novels, with the intention of defining the author's feminism, which takes its source in dichotomies, paradoxes and contradictions. In order to expose the author's point of view on the condition of women, it appears important to situate the diegesis in its ... continued below

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Perret, Arnaud August 2006.

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Many critics consider Mariama Bâ as a feminist writer, but the reader of her two novels might wonder what characterizes her work as such. Therefore, the aim of each chapter, in order of appearance, is to analyze first the genres, then the elements of African tradition and Western modernity, the characters of both works and the themes of the novels, with the intention of defining the author's feminism, which takes its source in dichotomies, paradoxes and contradictions. In order to expose the author's point of view on the condition of women, it appears important to situate the diegesis in its context. Also, the study is supported by references on the Senegalese culture, by genres, narrative and feminist theories and by critiques on the work itself.

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Perret, Arnaud. Mariama Bâ: un féminisme né à l'intersection de deux cultures., thesis, August 2006; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5350/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .