In the works of Patrick Chamoiseau, the act of writing is a main, recurrent theme. The narrator, often, tries to define himself through his writings which have their own autonomy in the novel. This character questions his writing and is torn by the dissatisfaction he feels to get close to the “breath” of the creole storyteller : the chasm between orality and writing creates suffering. He, then, advocates l’“écrire”, closer, according to him, to the utterance of the storyteller and free of the “constraints” of an occidental writing, which he considers as stamped by the ideology of the Universal.
Chinien, Savrina Parevadee
"L’art de l’« écrire » chez Patrick Chamoiseau,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 73
, Article 6.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol73/iss1/6