LA PROBLEMATIQUE DE L'IDENTITE DANS LA PRODUCTION LITTERAIRE DES AUTEURS SOMALI D'EXPRESSION FRANCAISE ET ANGLAISE

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to discern if and how literary works written in two different languages, by writers coming from the same culture, exhibit the same perspectives in regard to identity. It seeks to know especially, whether or not their mode of writing is fundamentally different. The literary text is viewed as an intertexte, that is, a text resulting from the intersection of other texts, being mainly here, Somali oral literature and the British and French colonial literature. It is also assumed that the reader plays an important role in the formation of the text. Identity as such, is examined in the light of otherness, space and time. Since the body of reference of Somali literature is oral, this thesis examines the meaning and the importance of orality, in order to understand better the transition from the oral to the written word. The main tenants of Somali identity are examined in the light of the role played by the names of ancestors and the people who are at the margins of society. The British and French colonial literature about Somali is compared in the wider context of their experience in colonizing Africa, as well as in the territories occupied by the Somalis. The structure of this thesis follows an historical perspective. It first presents the traditional Somali view of identity, then the colonizing view, and finally the contemporary view, which ends at the disintegration of the Somali State.
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Chantal Locussol-Logan. LA PROBLEMATIQUE DE L'IDENTITE DANS LA PRODUCTION LITTERAIRE DES AUTEURS SOMALI D'EXPRESSION FRANCAISE ET ANGLAISE. Littératures. UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES, 2003. Français. ⟨tel-01261274⟩

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