Kanate Dahouda, an HWS assistant professor of French and Francophone studies, has written a chapter in a new collective book, “Ecritures et mythes L'Afrique en questions.”
The book explores ethnic, political and religious conflicts in their relations to traditional myths and their impacts on contemporary African societies and cultures. It also examines the causes of civil wars in Africa, and the possibilities for peace.
Dahouda's essay deals with ethnic discourse, nationalism and the myth of the foreigner in Francophone literatures from the Ivory Coast.
The volume is to be published later this year by Bayreuth African Studies Press at Bayreuth University in Germany.
Dahouda holds bachelor's, master's and post-master's degrees from Université Nationale de Côte d'Ivoire and a doctorate from Université Laval in Québec, Canada; he has been with the Colleges since 2001.