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Bonheurs et malheurs du métissage dans deux récits réunionnais : Transition vers une identité décoloniale

Abstract : Generally, “Miscegenation” is perceived as a harmonious blend but, most of the time it is the result of asymmetrical and unequal blends. Often, these occur in violence. While miscegenation was questioned and even condemned by the authorities and French society during the colonial period, these rejections left a stigma on France and its former colonies in the post-colonial period. Today, this notion is constantly being questioned and is often staged through Indian Oceanic literature and more particularly Reunionese literature Then, it is necessary to highlight and understand the scope of this term in different characters from autobiographical narratives. Miscegenation is a complex state since it brings together several differences in the same body such as differences of color, culture, nationality, religion, etc. In literary productions, mixed-race figures are often portrayed in confrontation with identity hierarchies. With varying degrees of success, these conflicting identities are helping to set in motion the transition towards a decolonial identity in Reunion Island, detached from a fixed French national identity.
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Emmanuelle Hess. Bonheurs et malheurs du métissage dans deux récits réunionnais : Transition vers une identité décoloniale. Carnets de Recherches de l'océan Indien, Université de La Réunion, 2021, Mutations et transitions dans l'océan Indien, pp.105-119. ⟨10.26171/carnets-oi_0708⟩. ⟨hal-03603616⟩

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