It is a known that discourse developed on Africa in the European imagination between the late nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century had largely contributed to the implementation of colonial ideology. Today, African writings recover and rework those discourses, highlighting the language strategies by which the construction of a tropical otherness, territorial dispossession and colonial domination in Africa were part of a pragmatic discourse. The analysis of those discourses in some novels and movies from French-speaking Black Africa not only reveals the environmental issues that underlay the European colonial adventure in Africa, but also the interest for African criticism to decompartmentalize the fields of ecocriticism and postcolonial theories.
"Discours sur l’environnement et stratégies empathiques de l’hégémonie dans les écritures francophones d’Afrique noire,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 84
, Article 5.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol84/iss1/5