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By Mahriana Rofheart

ISBN-10: 0739175122

ISBN-13: 9780739175125

In Shifting Perceptions of Migration in Senegalese Literature, movie, and Social Media, Mahriana Rofheart proposes a revised figuring out of Senegalese migration narratives by way of saying the significance of either neighborhood and worldwide connections in fresh novels, hip-hop songs, and documentary video clips. a lot past examine on migration narratives in French from Africa has recommended that modern authors usually don't reflect on their nations of starting place upon departure and as a substitute specialise in existence in a foreign country or want an international standpoint. Rofheart in its place demonstrates that today’s Senegalese novelists and hip-hop artists, no matter if residing in France or Senegal, convey connections to groups either in Senegal and out of the country to deal with the annoying adventure of emigration and go back. eventually, Rofheart asserts that Senegalese nationwide id is still major to the way in which those authors and artists reply to migration.

In her exam of novels in French, hip-hop songs in French and Wolof, and on-line documentaries, in addition to the social and fiscal currents that effect the texts’ creation and flow, Rofheart engages with scholarship on transnationalism, postcolonialism, pop culture, and new media reports. The study’s preliminary chapters handle famous works from the mid-twentieth century, together with Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure, in addition to the movies of Ousmane Sembène, and Djibril Diop Mambéty. This book then demonstrates how novelists reminiscent of Aminata Sow Fall and Fatou Diome, in addition to hip-hop artists together with Simon and Awadi, holiday with earlier tragic depictions of migration in novels and flicks to offer winning responses to the modern context of widespread emigration from Senegal.

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