The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French

Oana Panaïté
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This work examines the lasting impact of colonialism on French-language literature both inside and outside of France.

“The idea of the colonial fortune emerges as an interface between our era’s concerns with issues of fate, economics, legacy, and debt stemming from the understudied persistence of the colonial in today’s political and cultural conversation, and literature’s ways of making sense of them both sensorially and sensibly.” – Liverpool University Press


*The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary French-Language Fiction, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2017. ISBN 978-1-7869-4029-2. 216 pp.