The author of Le lys et le flamboyant uses humor, metaphors and adjectives to represent a world in conflict, to show the impossible encounter of otherness (racial and cultural). Our contribution represents an attempt to show that this novel reflects a deep social distress, which is characterized by an environment where characters and speeches unfold a permanent contradiction. This text tries to account for the turmoil that marked the history of Africa through language as exploited by the novelist. Basically, the author makes an excluded character portrait.
"Portrait de l’exclu dans Le lys et le flamboyant d’Henri Lopes,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 87
, Article 7.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol87/iss1/7