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dc.contributor.authorToivanen, Anna-Leena
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-29T12:20:03Z
dc.date.available2019-10-29T12:20:03Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/7801
dc.description.abstractLiterary representations of postcolonial subjects’ concrete mobility practices beyond migrancy have not received much critical attention. To fill this void, this article analyses the representations and poetics of urban everyday mobilities in two francophone African diasporic novels, Michèle Rakotoson’s Elle, au printemps (1996) and Alain Mabanckou’s Tais-toi et meurs (2012), through a mobility studies perspective. I focus on the protagonists’ use of urban mobility systems and the narratives’ ways of producing urban cartographies as means for inscribing the newly arrived irregular African migrants in the metropolis, and argue that the texts give articulation to a practical cosmopolitanism. The texts’ poetics of mobility – manifest in their uncanny and thrilleresque qualities – and the protagonists’ journeys to peripheral dead-ends convey the anxious aspects of their attempts to claim Paris as their city through mobility.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherIntellect
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of urban cultural studies
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jucs_00003_1
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectAfrican diasporic literature
dc.subjectAlain Mabanckou
dc.subjectMichèle Rakotoson
dc.subjectcosmopolitanism
dc.subjecteveryday mobilities
dc.subjecturban spaces
dc.titleCartographies of Paris: Everyday Mobilities in Michèle Rakotoson's Elle, au printemps and Alain Mabanckou's Tais-toi et meurs
dc.description.versionfinal draft
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Humanities / Finnish Language and Cultural Research
uef.solecris.id65956266en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Ingenta
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020-EU.1.3.2./701238/EU/Cosmopolitanism Revisited: Afro-European Mobilities in Contemporary African Diasporic Literatures/AFROEUROPOLITANS
dc.relation.doi10.1386/jucs_00003_1
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange59-78
dc.relation.issn2050-9790
dc.relation.issue1
dc.relation.volume6
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessEi


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