Inaugurated in 2009, the gigantic Merowe Dam built on the River Nile has been dogged by controversy from the very beginnings of its construction. Martine Merlin-Dhaine's novel Rayé de la carte [Erased from the map] is a tale of resistance and dispossession, located at the intersection of historicity and literary imagination. It evokes the devastating consequences of such a large hydroelectric plant on the environment, the local population and the rich archaeological remains left by countless generations who had settled the place over many millennia... Full review of the book.
[Posted March 2014]
This site proposes an overview of works by female African authors writing in French and others closely associated with Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides an opportunity to find out more about the authors' life and interests and to get acquainted with their novels, short stories, plays and poetry.
This overview of texts written by women writers of African origin and others who have a close relationship with Africa, is sponsored by The School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. This project has been made possible thanks to the support provided by the women writers mentioned in this website, the Australian Research Council (ARC), the journal Amina and innumerable colleagues and collaborators.
Discipline of European Languages and Studies, French
The University of Western Australia
Created: 24 December 1995
Last updated: 12 March 2014