Maryse Condé’s Heremakhonon As a Noir Novel

Title
Maryse Condé’s Heremakhonon As a Noir Novel
Author
Irina Dzero
Mots-clés
Languages & Literatures
Noir
Résumé
A noir genre analysis of Heremakhonon explains the confusion, sensuality, red herrings, and flashbacks that permeate the novel, as well as the primacy of an investigation to the plot. Upon arriving in a newly independent West African country, protagonist Veronica witnesses the arrest of a political activist who opposed the ruling elite. When she investigates his disappearance, Veronica realizes that she is complicit with the elite perpetrators.
Année de parution
2015
Journal
Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature
Volume
39
Issue
1
ISBN Number
2334-4415; 1041-4823