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Dany Laferrière: Essays On His Works
Guernica Editions, Fall 2013
208 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550717419
ISBN10: 1550717413
English
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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This collection of essays looks at the body of work of Quebec writer Dany Laferrière, including his notorious first novel, Comment faire l'amour avec un Nègre sans se fatiguer, through a variety of critical and analytic lenses. Issues such as identity, privilege, memory, exile and return are examined in relation to his writing. Among the contributors are: Ng'ang'a wa Muchiri, Gabrielle Parker, Lucy Brisley, Lynn Penrod, Amy J. Ransom, and Lee Skallerup Bessette.
In place of authenticity and a unified, organic sense of subjectivity one finds a profoundly historical, political, and contingent sense of self-identification … Caribbean subjects have never been able to take for granted the occasion for speaking, nor the terms in which they will be heard and recognized. - Gillian Whitlock

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