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Gender and Colonial Transitioning: Frantz Fanon’s Algerian Freedom Fighters in Moroccan and Caribbean Novels?

McCormack, D (2009) Gender and Colonial Transitioning: Frantz Fanon’s Algerian Freedom Fighters in Moroccan and Caribbean Novels? Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 7 (3). pp. 279-293.

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Abstract

This article analyses the ways in which Frantz Fanon's revolutionary narrative in L'An V de la révolution algérienne is reworked in selected novels of Tahar Ben Jelloun and Shani Mootoo. Focusing on Fanon's transitional politics, it draws out how these novelists employ gender transitioning to challenge colonial, nationalistic and familial violence. The article suggests that the intersections of anti-colonial rhetoric and familial discourse present in Fanon's work are reconfigured in these novels through a questioning of assumed gendered, sexual and national taxonomies of belonging. It proposes a notion of community that seeks to avoid the reiteration of colonial and familial violence through a transitional politics and an ethics of becoming.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Literature
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
McCormack, Dd.mccormack@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 24 July 2009
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1080/14794010903069102
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2009 Taylor & Francis
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:37
Last Modified : 18 May 2017 13:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/820890

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