For a long time, African novelists claimed filiation with realism. But there is in realism a deep contradiction between the will of describing the social world and the will of changing it. From this contradiction, the paper studies : the relation between theatre and novel ; the question of citizenship in the novel ; the place of the novel in front of knowledge and action. The novel shows dynamics and characters living in the time. So, it tends to wander from the principle of knowledge and self-consciousness.
"Le roman africain : drame or histoire,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 73
, Article 5.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol73/iss1/5