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By Roxanna Nydia Curto

ISBN-10: 0813939224

ISBN-13: 9780813939223

ISBN-10: 0813939232

ISBN-13: 9780813939230

Challenging the suggestion that francophone literature ordinarily valorizes a
conventional, traditional mode of being over a systematic, sleek one,
Inter-tech(s) proposes a brand new knowing of the connection among France
and its former colonies in Africa and the Caribbean via exploring how a number of postindependence
authors depict know-how as a mediator among them. by means of offering the 1st entire study
of the illustration of know-how in terms of colonialism and postcolonialism in
francophone literature, Roxanna Curto indicates the level to which the authors promote
modernization and social progress.

Curto strains this trend
within the wake of decolonization, whilst a chain of significant francophone African and Caribbean
writers started to painting smooth know-how as a freeing, democratizing strength, able of
erasing the hierarchies of the outdated colonial order and selling financial improvement. Beginning
with the founders of Négritude goalé Césaire and Léopold Sédar Senghor
and carrying on with with Frantz Fanon, postindependence novelists comparable to Ousmane Sembène, and
modern writers akin to Édouard Glissant, the writer exhibits how those francophone
writers champion the move of expertise from the city to the previous colonies as a
technique of integrating their cultures right into a international group, therefore paving the way in which for
modernization and technological development.

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