Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature


Chamoiseau’s literature attempts to articulate three impossibilities: to name what is indescribable, that is the “unhuman”; to tell the story of newly discovered living things; and to describe the original silence from outside. Thus, words are expressed through hiccoughs, traces and through words like “disons” which express inertia or sing the powers of the living and mumble the impotence of being.



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