In Le pauvre Christ de Bomba and Entre les eaux, the narrator’s evolution seems a kind of madness, as Ambroise Kom defined it: a process of social exclusion based on alienation because of norms told by dominant discourses. Individuals can’t find their right place in front of “languages in madness” which rule the colonial thought and hide part of reality. Therefore novel becomes a space where individual madness appears as a dissidence against dominant discourses.
"La folie comme aliénation et dissidence chez
Mongo Beti et V.Y. Mudimbe,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 86
, Article 5.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol86/iss1/5