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Le Livre D'Emma

Le Livre D Emma pages of excellent text in French

  • Title: Le Livre D'Emma
  • Author: Marie-Célie Agnant
  • ISBN: 2890911861
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • 167 pages of excellent text in French.

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      Published :2018-09-13T13:19:05+00:00

    1 thought on “Le Livre D'Emma

    1. Flore, a young woman with a Haitian background living in Montreal, has a job working as a translator for a psychiatrist in an asylum. One day, she is called to translate what Emma says, a patient who refuses to speak French. Through her stories, Emma pulls Flore increasingly into her family's history which comines personal with historical experiences of slavery, racism, individual and collective black womanhood. - I really liked the general idea of the book, but its structure and levels are so c [...]

    2. Really powerful story, but I think it would have worked a lot better as a short story. Agnant struggles to fit so much in, and especially given Emma's very eloquent, poetic style of speech, it seemed as if Agnant spent a lot of time tripping over her own feet as she jumped from Issue to Issue. She evokes a lot of really strong images, of trying to maintain sanity with the crushing weight of colonialism on your shoulders and seeing the remnants of that history continuing to work against you even [...]

    3. Cette histoire est très prenante du début à la fin. La "folie" du personnage principal se dévoile peu à peu comme étant le résultat plus ou moins naturel de l'histoire de l'esclavage. Les personnages de deuxième ordre ne sont pas très convainquant et l'on n'aimerais en savoir plus sur Emma et la disparition de sa fille mais la voix d'Emma hante et affirme le roman.

    4. Beautiful, striking, intense, important. Tip: don't read the back cover, there is a major spoiler about the ending.

    5. Themes: madness, slavery, History, motherhood, family ties. I doubt I'd use it in the classroom, though. Much too confusing.

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