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Entre le Sénégal et moi, c’est une longue histoire d’amour: entretien avec Anne Piette

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The French short story writer and novelist Anne Piette explains her decision to settle in Senegal, Africa, and devote her life to writing stories about the traditions, customs and beliefs of the Diola people, especially in the southern region, Casamance. This interview offers the perspective of the author on solidarity, sacred traditions, the condition of women, and knowledge of cultures and identity. Piette reveals why her writing is considered a heritage for the children of her adopted country.

Keywords: Africa; Casamance; Diola; Senegal; culture; identity; tradition

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Rockhurst University

Publication date: December 19, 2011

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  • The International Journal of Francophone Studies offers a critical preview for a new development in the understanding of 'France outside France', with a thorough insight into the network of disciplinary issues affiliated with this study. The journal complements the thriving area of scholarly interest in the French-speaking regions of the world, bringing a location of linguistic, cultural, historical and social dynamics within a single academic arena.
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