Voices From Madagascar: An Anthology of Contemporary Francophone Literature (Ohio RIS Africa Series)

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There is currently in Madagascar a rich literary production (short stories, poetry, novels, plays) that has not yet reached the United States for lack of diffusion outside the country. Until recently, Madagascar suffered from political isolation resulting from its breakup with France in the 1970s and the eighteen years of Marxism that followed.

With little hope that their voices would be heard outside the island, writers nevertheless have continued to express themselves in French (alongside a literature written in the Malagasy language). Malagasy literature in French had begun in the colonial era with three poets: Jean–Joseph Rabearivelo, Jacques Rabemananjara, and Flavien Ranaivo, all three presented in Léopold Senghor’s celebrated Anthologie de la nouvelle poésie nègre et malgache (1948).

More recently, although a few Malagasy writers living outside the country have been published in France, the bulk of Malagasy literature today has remained largely unpublished, circulating locally mostly in manuscript form. Voices from Madagascar will bring a wide selection of these texts, both in French and in English, to the North American public.

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This anthology of short stories and poems from Madagascar is more useful for its information about Malagasy customs and traditions than for the pieces themselves. In his helpful introduction, Bourgeacq (French, Univ. of Iowa) traces the history of Francophone writing, which began in Madagascar around 1930. With coeditor Ramarosoa (literature, Universit? d'Antananarivo), he succeeds in bringing "contemporary voices from Madagascar within the reach of the Western public," but because the stories are so persistently interrupted by endnotes, the narratives themselves are only sometimes entertaining or enjoyable. For example, in the story "Grandmother," Narcisse Randriamirado illustrates the traditions surrounding death. She tells how Grandmother died early in the morning, and later the village women came to the house to dress and adorn her body. In the evening, the people rejoiced and celebrated Grandmother's passing by shouting loud obscenities and insults in front of her dead body. The original French appears, with the English translation on facing pages. Recommended for academic and public libraries, this book will be of interest to scholars of Malagasy culture. Robert Ivey, Univ. of Memphis, TN
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