Dahouda’s Article on Caribbean Identity Published – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Dahouda’s Article on Caribbean Identity Published

Kanate Dahouda, assistant professor of French and Francophone studies, had an article that came out in the latest issue of Neohelicon (31, 2004, 1), a comparative review published by the Institute of Literary Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. His article analyzes how writers from the French Antilles assert a new Caribbean Identity as the basis of a literary renewal focused around their own values. From an historical perspective, it examines the contribution of literary movements such as Négritude, Antillanité, Creolité and Dyaspora, and deals with ways in which its writers work in the colonial and post-colonial contexts to redefine their diverse humanity, culture and literature through a passionate quest for a modern native identity.