In her article "Postcolonial Writing in France before and beyond the 2007 Littérature-monde Manifesto" Myriam Louviot discusses the evolution of postcolonial writing in France. She argues that postcolonial writers often face great difficulty in achieving recognition as legitimate French authors. Louviot suggests that restrictive boundaries of categorization have started to become blurred but that it is still too early to rejoice, partly due to the continuing cultural ghettoization of many of these writers and the traditional differentiation of their work from French literature. Louviot discusses in detail the 2007 Pour une "littérature-monde" en français initiated by Michel Le Bris and Jean Rouaud, which sought to address some of these imbalances. Through the examples of work by writers including Miano, Gauz, N'Sondé, and NDiaye, Louviot points out some changes and ambiguities in the reception of postcolonial writing.
"Postcolonial Writing in France before and beyond the 2007 Littérature-monde Manifesto."
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