This article examines the writings of female authors from the French suburbs, whose novels feature female protagonists born in immigrant families and engaged in a quest to redefine self. The novels explore the generational differences between these characters and the impact of the quest for self on mother-daughter relations. Their analysis brings light to the authors’ attempt at conjuring the stereotypes generally attached to the banlieue and to immigrant women. I argue that through the evocation of non-hegemonic visions, these novels present the banlieues as dynamic spaces allowing for a new discursive practice of identity and citizenship.
"Mères migrantes et fi lles de la République : identité et féminité dans le roman de banlieue,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 80
, Article 7.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol80/iss1/7