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Author Ravi, Srilata, 1960-

Title Rainbow colors : literary ethnotopographies of Mauritius / Srilata Ravi.

Published Lanham : Lexington Books, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  840.996982 RAVI    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 173 p. ; 24 cm.
Series After the empire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-168) and index.
Contents 1. Coloring the Rainbow: An Introduction -- 2. "Coolie Heroism": Nationalism, Postnationalism and the Romance of Indenture Immigration -- 3. Walking on Fire: Religion, Gender and Identity in Ananda Devi's Le voile de Draupadi -- 4. Ambivalently Abnormal : Metis as Racial Grotesque in Loys Masson's L'etoile et la clef and Carl de Souza's Le sang de I'Anglais -- 5. Colors of Shame: Metlssage and Desire in Marie-Therese Humbert's A l'autre bout de moi -- 6. Remembering to Forget: War and Domesticity in Marcelle Lagesse's Le vingt floreal au matin -- 7. Drifting Pauls and Wandering Virginies: French Creole Identities in Jean-Marie Le Clezio's La quarantaine -- 8. Trodden Rainbow: Toward an Ethics of Reading Violence in Ananda Devi's Moi, l'interdite.
Summary "The narratives under consideration in Rainbow Colors depict Mauritius's history of competing colonial forces, describe its intimate social geography of free and forced migrations, and portray the anxieties of mixed race persons and cultures in postcolonies. This study argues that there is no single grand narrative of cultural hybridity and ethnic pluralism in Mauritius."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Mauritian literature (French) -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780739121375 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739121375 (pbk. : alk. paper)