The Congo in Flemish Literature : An Anthology of Flemish Prose on the Congo, 1870s - 1990s

Titre The Congo in Flemish Literature : An Anthology of Flemish Prose on the Congo, 1870s - 1990s
Type de publication Livre
Langue principale de la publication anglais traduit du néerlandais
Année de publication 2020
Auteur Luc RENDERS
Jeroen DEWULF
Lieselot DE TAEYE
Nombre de pages 200
Éditeur Leuven University Press
Ville Leuven
Genre anthologie
Pays d'édition Belgique
ISBN 9789462702172
Résumé/Présentation "This book presents the first anthology of Flemish prose on the Congo, the former colony of Belgium, in English translation. Because of the Dutch language barrier, Flemish literature on the Congo has traditionally remained inaccessible to and thus neglected by international scholarship, as opposed to French or English prose on this part of the African continent. That this particular perspective has thus far remained underexposed, or even disregarded, is all the more regrettable in light of the fact that the vast majority of Belgians who went to work in the African colony came from Flanders. The Congo in Flemish Literature now represents a key step towards filling this lacuna by providing an overview of the different societal attitudes towards the colonial undertaking prevailing in Belgium during and after the colonial era, the way the relationship between Belgium and the Congo changed over time, subject to the zeitgeist and sociopolitical and economic developments, and the individual authors' varying points of view with regard to the colonisation. Flemish Congo prose offers a fascinating glimpse into Belgium?s colonial past and legacy, primarily during the colonial era, but also at the time of its violent aftermath following Congolese independence on 30 June 1960, and well into the following decades." (site de l'éditeur, 02.2020)
Référence complète The Congo in Flemish Literature : An Anthology of Flemish Prose on the Congo, 1870s - 1990s. Edited by Luc Renders, Jeroen Dewulf, and Lieselot De Taeye and translated by Grady Tarplee. Leuven : Leuven University Press, 2020, 200 p. - ISBN : 9789461663368.

Auteurs

Luc RENDERS

Biographie : Professeur émérite au département des Langues de l'Université de Hasselt (B), enseignant invité à la Nelson Mandela Metropolitaanse Universiteit, Port Elizabeth (RSA). Recherches en littérature sud-africaine et à propos du roman néerlandophone consacré au Congo.
Nationalité : Belgique

Jeroen DEWULF

Nationalité : Belgique

Lieselot DE TAEYE

Nationalité : Belgique