Gendered migrations: Transnationalisms and intersectionalities in the novels of Francophone African women
Scott, Joyce H.
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Citation (published version)J. Scott. "Gendered migrations: Transnationalisms and intersectionalities in the novels of Francophone African women." Volume: Transnational Africana Women’s Fictions, 2021. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003177272-16
This chapter argues that the novels Une Citronnelle dans la Neige, by Gisèle Hountondji, and Le Mal de Peau, by Monique Ilboudo, deliver pioneering revisions of traditional views of the African woman through their novelizations of experiences of the young, African woman immigrant student in Paris. The novels re-spatialize colonialism and its postcolonial aftermath through a gendered (re)presentation that disrupts the oft-perceived image of France as the desired destiny of the African migrant, by interrogating race relations in the metropole and their impact on the sociocultural and psychic wellbeing of these young women.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge Press in Transnational Africana Women's Fictions (2021) edited by Cheryl Sterling, available online: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003177272