French Guiana: Memory Traces of the Penal Colony (Paperback)

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By Patrick Chamoiseau, Matt Reeck (Translator)
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A top francophone writer explores postcolonial amnesia in a long-overdue translation from Matt Reeck

Hailed by Milan Kundera as an heir of Joyce and Kafka, Prix Goncourt winner Patrick Chamoiseau is among the leading Francophone writers today. With most of his novels having appeared in English, this book opens a new window on his oeuvre. A moving poetic essay that bears witness to the forgotten history of the French penal colony in French Guiana, French Guiana--Memory Traces of the Penal Colony accompanied by more than sixty evocative color photographs by Rodolphe Hammadi and translated, here for the first time, deftly by Matt Reeck.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780819579300
ISBN-10: 0819579300
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
Pages: 120
Language: English