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Abstract  

Beyond their possible dissensions concerning the nature and function of Literature through the world, Postcolonial Criticism and Francophone Literatures Studies share a common indifference toward African-Language Literature. The following article is an attempt to explore three occulted dimensions of African Literature considered as local, popular and didactic. These three dimensions, which form a kind of “blind perspective” for the European Languages critical approaches, are seen as obstacles set by African Languages on the way of what Literature should be: global, sophisticated and subversive. To take in account the growing development of African-Languages Literature is an opportunity for a new evaluation of our conceptions of literature. Because African-Languages Literatures are out of scope of global postcolonial theories, they force the reader to revise his own (mis)conceptions on Literature (which is never, as wrote Raymond Queneau about art, where it is expected to be).

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous) SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q3
  • Law SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q4
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.128
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 7

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Neohelicon
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1973
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
2
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0324-4652 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2810 (Online)