Les dramaturges antillaises
Les dramaturges antillaises (L'harmattan, 2008) by Carole Edwards redefines West Indian identity through the study of a sample of West Indian Francophone women dramatists. This study examines drama as a genre as it mainly uses body, music and dance. It also tackles geographical reconciliation, exile and lack of representation in a postcolonial context. From an analysis of the private sphere as a mirror of the public one, the emergence of a West Indian Identity is brought to light with a life of its own, one which is independent from peninsular French literature.
Carole Edwards is an Associate Professor in French and Francophone Studies at Texas Tech University. Her research interests include North African, Sub-Saharan and Caribbean Francophone literature. She has published articles ranging from literature, history to cultural studies. She is currently working on a monograph on French writer Laurent Gaudé.p>