Postcolonialisme et féminisme dans Verre Cassé d'Alain Mabanckou; Postcolonialism and feminism in Broken Glass of Alain Mabanckou

by Fleury Florence Milebe Malanda

Institution: Linnæus University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Alain Mabanckou; Verre Cassé; Postcolonialism; Feminism; African society; Alain Mabanckou; Verre Cassé; Postcolonialisme; Féminisme; Société africaine; Humanities; Languages and Literature; Specific Languages; Humaniora; Språk och litteratur; Språkstudier; Language, Culture and Communication Programme, 180 credits; Språk, kultur och kommunikation, 180 hp; Franska; French
Record ID: 1363990
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This study is based on the everyday lives as Alain Mabanckou describes them through the different characters of the novel Verre Cassé (2005). This novel describes the African society during the postcolonial period. In this society, leaders are struggling to stay in power as long as possible, while the people live in poverty and utter misery. Many people experience life without taking action. Everyone must fight for his survival. In this work, I will investigate how the life of ordinary citizens during the postcolonial period in African cities and the place of women in man's relationship is describe in Mabanckou’s novel. I focus on the link between postcolonialism and feminism. At the end of this work, I found that the Mabanckou’s novel Verre Cassé demonstrates that life of many citizens in African cities is still difficult despite the independence. These newly independent countries face many new problems like dictatorship, corruption and poverty. Many women prostitute themselves to meet their needs in this novel. Alain Mabanckou points out in his novel that men continue to assert their superiority over women in this postcolonial society.