Kanaté Dahouda, associate professor of French and Francophone studies, may be on leave this academic year – but he’s keeping busy, having recently seen the release of a book he co-edited under the following title: “Mémoires et Identités dans les Littératures Francophones.”
Edited with Sélom Gbanou of Calgary University in Canada, Dahouda’s book is published in Paris by L’Harmattan, the most important French publishing house in the field of Caribbean/African Francophone studies.
“Mémoires et identités dans les littératures francophones” is designed to enhance readers’ understanding of the diverse cultures and traditions of the Francophone world, while shining a light on ideological conflicts and common literary themes within this field. The book deals with both memory and identity crisis in colonial and postcolonial contexts, and explores ways in which Francophone subjects respond to this crisis in their attempts to reinvent a new sense of identity.
Dahouda received his Ph. D. from Laval University in Quebec, Canada, where he specialized in Francophone Comparative Literatures. He has been a faculty member at HWS since 2001.