Geography and Identity in Maryse Condé's Dieu nous l'a donné

Title
Geography and Identity in Maryse Condé's Dieu nous l'a donné
Author
Deborah Gaensbauer
Mots-clés
Arts -- Literature -- Literary studies
Social sciences -- Population studies -- Human populations
Behavioral sciences -- Sociology -- Human societies
Physical sciences -- Earth sciences -- Geography
Arts -- Literature -- Literary devices
Arts -- Performing arts -- Theater
Behavioral sciences -- Psychology -- Social psychology
Social sciences -- Gender studies -- Gender bias
Social sciences -- Human geography -- Literary devices
Résumé
Maryse Condé, widely recognized as a novelist who explores the complex geographies of colonial and postcolonial experience, began her career as a radical playwright. Her first published work was a five-act play titled Dieu nous l'a donné. Using the heightened materiality of the stage to confront misogynic territorial connotations and clichés, Condé offers an angry and potentially liberating geography lesson. Her portrayal of the promiscuous permeability and subversive resilience of Caribbean feminine spaces challenges reader or spectator with positions of identity that do not conform to either Western social models or optimistic celebrations of a nourishing Créolité.
Année de parution
2000
Journal
The French Review
Volume
74
Issue
2
Number of Pages
287-295,
ISBN Number
0016111X