Kanate Dahouda, assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies, edited a volume titled “Figures de l'exil dans les litteratures francophones”. This is a collective work devoted to the question of exile and the process of redefining identity in francophone culture and literature. Designated to enhance readers' comprehension and appreciation of the new representations of francophone exile in both colonial and postconial contexts, this volume examines the architecture of appearance in North African fiction, deals with the relationships between alienation, nomadism and the idea of crossing over in African writings. It also analyzes the games of wandering in Vietnamese narratives as well as the work of subversion in the Caribbean novels and essays. This collective work renews the traditional perspective on the questions of exile and the dynamic of memory and identity in the context of contemporary francophone literature and culture. The piece, recently released, is published by Tangence (Quebec. Canada, 2003). Dahouda joined the faculty in 2001.