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Dany Laferrire

Dany Laferrire

Essays On His Works

By Lee Skallerup Bissette

This collection of essays looks at the body of work of Quebec writer Dany Laferrière, including his notorious first novel, Comment faire l'amour avec un Nègre sans se fatiguer, through a variety of critical and analytic lenses. Issues such as identity, privilege, memory, exile and return are examined in relation to his writing. Among the contributors are: Ng'ang'a wa Muchiri, Gabrielle Parker, Lucy Brisley, Lynn Penrod, Amy J. Ransom, and Lee Skallerup Bessette.


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In place of authenticity and a unified, organic sense of subjectivity one finds a profoundly historical, political, and contingent sense of self-identification … Caribbean subjects have never been able to take for granted the occasion for speaking, nor the terms in which they will be heard and recognized.

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About the author

Lee Skallerup Bessette is from Quebec and has a B.A. and a M.A. from the Univesité de Sherbrooke. Her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature are from the University of Alberta. She is an associate professor at Florida A&M University.