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Littérature et identités minorisées dans les œuvres de Conceição Evaristo (Brésil) et Paulina Chiziane (Mozambique)

Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to analyse the connection between literature and the portrayal of ethnic minorities based on the novels of Ponciá Vicêncio (2003) and Becos da memória, (2006) from Conceição Evaristo, and Niketche : uma história de poligamia (2002), and O Alegre Canto da Perdiz, (2008) from Paulina Chiziane.The research is underpinned by a decolonial approach and a scientific comparison that allows an examination beyond national boundaries, as it draws a parallel between backgrounds that influence the evolution of the work of these authors. These works seek to give a voice to historically silenced communities by a hegemonic power and shed light on minority cultural identities related to post-colonialism, racism, gender, orality, the safeguarding of “underground memories” (Pollak, 1993), and the “position of speech” (Ribeiro, 2019). These works examine the emergence of ethnic minority identities and the contribution of literature therein, referencing the narratives of black women in societies evolving from slavery and colonisation. This thesis highlights the ability of literature to contribute to the empowerment of minorities and challenge sexist and racial bias in modern society.
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Pauline Champagnat. Littérature et identités minorisées dans les œuvres de Conceição Evaristo (Brésil) et Paulina Chiziane (Mozambique). Littératures. Université Rennes 2, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019REN20042⟩. ⟨tel-02923705⟩

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