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Configuration et reconfiguration de Mayotte dans le discours littéraire d’Abdou Salam Baco

Abstract : This article deals with Abdou Salam Baco’s literary speech. It consists in analyzing the author’s posture and the way reality is turned into texts. To do so, we will first study various excerpts of his novels prior to examining the texts in which he describes how he wants to appear and those in which he is seen by his readers. This will also enable us to measure how the island has changed – or not – since the beginning of Abdou Salam Baco’s literary career. Indeed, not only his literary speech itself, but also the negative way it was read, forced the author to change the way he appeared and the ideas he was defending. From the big bad wolf to a kind of alert launcher, Abdou Salam successively appears as a novelist without a reader, an intellectual without an audience and a prophet with no crowd to listen to him. Thus, his message fails to spread and it is one of the purposes of this article to lay the stress and to update – or not – this message, as far as Mayotte’s society evolved and as far as its relationships with the nearby Comoros and the distant France are concerned.
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Christophe Cosker. Configuration et reconfiguration de Mayotte dans le discours littéraire d’Abdou Salam Baco. Carnets de Recherches de l'océan Indien, Université de La Réunion, 2020, Mayotte : entre contraintes et défis, à l’heure du bilan. ⟨hal-02921387⟩



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