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Construction, évolution et questionnements identitaires dans la littérature nigériane contemporaine

Abstract : Nigerian literature at the dawn of the 21st century places the notion of identity in a context of immigration and globalization which complexifies and questions it. If the affirmation of national identity is no longer a priority, the third generation of Nigerian writers focuses on representations of identity as process and dynamics.Identity is first envisaged as a spatial and temporal construction around the heritage of Nigerian traditional cultures, the representations of space and its relation to History. However, this construction is questioned through the traumatic experience and immigration. The resulting spatial and cultural in-between space entails a crisis of the family ties, which become the object of a conflict between inherited and created identity. Finally, this momentum towards the future gives identity a kaleidoscopic configuration related to linguistic plurality and intertextuality. The writing of the self is associated to an echo chamber of languages, voices and embedded literary forms.To conclude, the age of globalization and mobility entails a transformation of the notion of identity due to multitude of cultural spaces where individuals live. The writing of the self as « initial data » thus evolves towards a writing of the sum of the possibilities of being.
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Ioana Danaila. Construction, évolution et questionnements identitaires dans la littérature nigériane contemporaine. Littératures. Université Grenoble Alpes [2020-..], 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020GRALL005⟩. ⟨tel-02927341⟩

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