DAHOUDA CONTRIBUTES TO A BOOK ON MYTHS AND CONFLICTS IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA.
Kanate Dahouda, assistant professor of French and Francophone studies, writes a chapter in a new collective book, Ecritures et mythes. L'Afrique en questions, that explores ethnic, political, and religious conflicts in their relations to traditional myths and their impacts on contemporary African societies and cultures. The volume also examines the causes of civil wars in Africa, and the possibilities for peace. Dahouda's essay in the book deals with ethnic discourse, nationalism and the myth of the foreigner in francophone literatures from Ivory Coast, West Africa. The volume is published by Bayreuth African Studies Press (Bayreuth University, Germany, 2006). Dahouda has been with the Colleges since 2001.