French and Francophone Studies - Candidate Job Talk

4:30 PM  - 5:30 PM
Tuesday Mar 7, 2017
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 401

Our candidate will present "'A River Never Flows Back to its Source': 'African Solidarity' in Postcolonial Francophone Africa."  This presentation deals with the misuse of the traditional  value of “African solidarity” in a post-colonial West African nation that has been transformed by Western capitalism and individualism.  In the impoverished postcolonial nation portrayed in the film Mandabi, “African solidarity” is ironically used as a means to meet one’s individualistic and egotistical needs at the expense of others. This misuse of the traditional “African solidarity”  turns it into a factor of social and economic regression in the post-colonial nation.  Mandabi also suggests a new form of productive solidarity that draws from both the old (traditional solidarity) and the new (individualism).

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: French and Francophone Studies

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