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Cacophonies de la mémoire et éblouissements impériaux (Sinzo Aanza, Généalogie d’une banalité)

Abstract : Sinzo Aanza’s Généalogie d’une banalité is focused on an accident in a popular neighbourhood named the Bronx, in Lubumbashi. An illegal mine collapsed and a part of the district also fell apart. In a huge city built like a labyrinth, money, metal trafficking, sex, medias are effects of the postcolonial « glare » defined by Joseph Tonda in his recent essay L’Impérialisme postcolonial. Critique de la société des éblouissements. I will analyse the depiction of those « glares » in this novel, focusing on the politics of memory. In particular, I will study how memory is built on the daily life’s banality but also on the historic stratification that the novel consciously digs into.
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Elara Bertho. Cacophonies de la mémoire et éblouissements impériaux (Sinzo Aanza, Généalogie d’une banalité). Francofonia - Studi e ricerche sulle letterature di lingua francese, Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne dell'Università di Bologna, 2019, Les enjeux de la mémoire dans la littérature et les arts contemporains de la République démocratique du Congo, pp.83-97. ⟨hal-02154446⟩



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