Special Issue of International Journal of Francophone Studies, volume 17, numbers 3 & 4, 2014
A volume that problematizes the construction of race and power. Biopolitical readings here provide new insights into a range of postcolonial situations, and point the way to new enquiries into dominant powers’ persistent and insidious grip over life.
Charlotte Baker, Necropolitical violence and post-independence Guinean literature
Alessandro Corio, Anagrams of annihilation: The (im)possible writing of the middle passage in NourbeSe Philip and Édouard Glissant
Judith Misrahi-Barak, Biopolitics and translation: Edwidge Danticat’s many tongues
Michael Wiedorn, Death and the creole maiden: Do Chita and Youma haunt today’s creolization?
Louise Hardwick, Creolizing the Caribbean ‘Coolie’: A biopolitical reading of Indian indentured labourers and the ethnoclass hierarchy
Chong J. Bretillon, ‘Ma Face Vanille’: White rappers, ‘Black Music’, and race in France
Dominic Thomas, Fortress Europe: Identity, race and surveillance