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Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

Abstract

mong its goals, this study aims to throw new light on the representation of the West in African Francophone literature. In this respect, it will examine some characteristic aspects of the image of the "Grand Blanc de Lambarene" - Albert Schweitzer - produced by the African imagination. For the first time, this paper shows which discursive and structural strategies are used by Sylvain Bemba and Seraphin Ndaot to represent Albert Schweitzer, to express their convictions, and how they confer a thematic or aesthetic aspect to their text. To be fully heuristic, the representation of Schweitzer requires that we reconstitute the movements of ideas, the ideological currents and movements of rupture that transcend all determinism and also, to follow the interaction between the perception of a historical character and the political and socio-historical context.

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