This article demonstrates how, in Le feu des origines, the main character’s trajectory embodies the figuration of the history of African societies and the mutations of knowledge and belief systems that occurred during that very history. Thus, this text proposes a reflection on the manner in which a conflict plays out between old and new conceptions of the world, as well as the political and metaphysical implications of the replacement of old ways of thinking by new theories or scientific practices and techniques.
"Espaces, savoirs et historicité dans Le feu des origines
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 78
, Article 10.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol78/iss1/10