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Récit de voyage et tourisme de mémoire : The Island : Martinique de John Wideman

Abstract : The African American writer John Edgar Wideman published in 2003 a travel memoir commissioned by the National Geographic Society. As an heir to a painful transatlantic History of colonialism, the writer chooses Martinique as his destination. Unfamiliar with this French-speaking Caribbean Island, Wideman transcribes his intimate experience of Martinique and guides his readers through a touristic and literary journey that becomes a reflection on the self in relation to others. Our analysis of Wideman’s travel writing aims to explore the author’s perception of the island as a touristic, historical, and cultural site.
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Corinne Duboin. Récit de voyage et tourisme de mémoire : The Island : Martinique de John Wideman. Etudes Caribéennes, Université des Antilles, 2014, pp.1-12. ⟨10.4000/etudescaribeennes.6898⟩. ⟨hal-01157725⟩



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