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Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature

Abstract

From which viewpoint do Gabonese writers relate to the realities of the political and social policies of their country and what place do political players occupy in their works? Why do they hesitate so much to denounce the problems of their society? Why is there such a pronounced silence within their literary works? This article raises these delicate and complex questions. The report produced on the evolution of Gabonese writing affirms that writers’ silence is the product of self-censorship. They are condemned to fear saying anything, not only because of potential reprisals, but because they are, for the majority, political players themselves. At the heart of this dilemma is all the literature which is therefore sacrificed leaving the public with information that cannot always meet its needs.

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