In the postcolonial African novel, new places are appearing, next to or replacing the former prison site. They can validly be read as «non-places» whose presence and implications in texts must then be questioned. Attempting a literary re-appropriation of an anthropological notion, this contribution analyzes three novels whose fictions are built around places of transit (of non-places) such as hotel, road and... container. These three figures of the non-place call for a writing of horizontality, rhizome, ephemeral, spatial mobility that reactivate the question of the fictitious or moving identity of the African subject from space.
"Non-lieux dans le roman africain postcolonial francophone : formes et enjeux,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 88
, Article 6.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol88/iss1/6