La transmission des valeurs dans les romans pour la jeunesse sur l'Afrique subsaharienne (France, Allemagne, 1991-2010). Les pièges de la bonne intention

Abstract : From travel writing to colonial European novels, Africa has always been used to affirm European values more than to show African realities. What values emerge then from the discourse on sub-Saharan Africa conveyed by the novels for young people published in France and Germany between 1991 – end of the Apartheid – and 2010 – 50th anniversary of the African Independences? How do these novels portray sub-Saharan Africa? And what self-images of Europeans appear through these images of Africa? Many studies insist on the persistence of the colonialist imagination in European cultural productions. This work looks at the extent to which many novels for young people try to distance themselves from the colonial heritage, or to criticize it, and to encourage intercultural understanding between Europeans and Africans and raise awareness of African socio-economic problems. These “good intentions” regularly run into limits and paradoxes. This gives rise to a gap between the values explicitly defended by the texts and those, less praiseworthy, that the texts convey involuntarily. Through a corpus of more than 120 novels for young people about sub-Saharan Africa published in France and Germany, this work identifies the narratological manifestations of this gap and explores ways to reduce it.
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Élodie Malanda. La transmission des valeurs dans les romans pour la jeunesse sur l'Afrique subsaharienne (France, Allemagne, 1991-2010). Les pièges de la bonne intention. Littératures. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017USPCA016⟩. ⟨tel-01577173⟩

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