n French Studies in Southern Africa - Migration africaine vers l'Europe : l'héroïsme dans Un jeune Africain qui pleure l'Europe ou une odyssée amère d'Éric Alain Kamdom
|Article Title||Migration africaine vers l'Europe : l'héroïsme dans Un jeune Africain qui pleure l'Europe ou une odyssée amère d'Éric Alain Kamdom|
|© Publisher:||Association for French Studies in Southern Africa (AFSSA)|
|Journal||French Studies in Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Omar Bongo University, Gabon|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||134 - 155|
|Keyword(s)||Epic register, Heroism, Heroisme, Kamdom, Literature of migration, Litterature migrante, Migration and Registre epique|
By means of a Homeric reference Alain Kamdom's text already signals in its subtitle that it belongs to an epic register. In this reading, the work depicts a heroic trek in the following sense. Its protagonists, at least during their migration from south to south, are confronted by difficulties, which are characteristic of the archetypal sort of action of a Ulysses whose extraordinary quest determines, through its stereotypes (courage, power, swindle, glory, etc.), the perception of what are the essential qualities of an exceptional man. Migration is here the element that puts the hero to the test and by which he becomes a figure meandering on the chess board of economic globalization.
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