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J'ai toujours t une personne un peu part: questions Maryse Cond

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This interview concentrates upon Maryse Cond's literary works since the mid-1980s. Referring to Le Cur rire et pleurer (1999), Cond explains her approach to writing accounts of childhood. Parallels are uncovered between the novels Traverse de la Mangrove (1989) and La Belle Crole (1999) and the author speaks of her complex links to her country, as well as discussing her position in relation to other francophone Caribbean authors and their literary theories. In addition, Cond's life in London in the late 1960s is described. The interview also probes the relationship between author and printed text and reveals Cond's conception of the Prix des Amriques insulaires et de la Guyane, a literary prize she co-created in 1999. Finally, the author's projects for the future are outlined.

Keywords: Afrique; Antilles; Cond; childhood; enfance; literary prize; prix littraire; woman writer

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Trinity College, Oxford.

Publication date: 2006-04-01

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