'En famille' or the problematic of alterity

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Date: Summer 1995
From: Research in African Literatures(Vol. 26, Issue 2)
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 5,811 words

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Marie Ndiaye's fourth novel 'En famille' generated a unanimous enthusiastic response from French critics for the subtlety of its narrative and especially for exploring the problematic of unsettling difference. Fanny, the female protagonist, is excluded from her family for some obscure reason. Her search for the real reason for her exclusion is a symbol for outsiders excluded from Western societies by ethnocentrism, integration and other cultural tensions.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A17156442