Richesse cachÃ© et espoir dans l'oeuvre de Ken Bugul La piÃ¨ce d'or
Modern Languages & Literatures Department
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arts and Humanities
In "La piÃ¨ce d'or" (2006) the Senegalese writer Ken Bugul describes a terrifying nameless country that resembles Senegal, but could as well be all of Africa. In this universe between science-fiction and actual reality, the occupants, old and new, are inhumanely voracious when the people are reduced to eating garbage, erring without a goal or desperately trying to migrate north. In my presentation, while analyzing the terrible financial situation of an Africa, that like the central character MoÃ¯se the father, has never know who she was, I will show that the central theme of the work is hope. Ken Bugul draws from the hidden and mythical wealth of Africa to offer a solution to the current impasse. After the painful realization that independence brought no sun, it is time to find new ways toward the south.
20th/21st Century French Studies
New York, New York
Cata, Isabelle, "Richesse cachÃ© et espoir dans l'oeuvre de Ken Bugul La piÃ¨ce d'or" (2014). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 958.