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dc.contributor.advisorMuratore, Mary Joeng
dc.contributor.advisorBadiane, Mamadoueng
dc.contributor.authorMouzet, Aureliaeng
dc.date.issued2017eng
dc.date.submitted2017 Summereng
dc.description.abstractIn order to support and justify the slave trade and the colonial enterprise, Western powers relied heavily on distorted interpretations of Christian scriptures to justify the oppression of black communities in Africa and beyond. The biblical curse of Canaan and the letters of Paul were often called upon to justify turning millions of human beings into merchandise to serve the Western semi-god of capitalism under the protective cloak of the Christianizing mission. In my analysis of works, I offer a comparative analysis of the rewriting of the Christ narrative in three novels: Toni Morrison's Paradise (1998), Simone Schwarz-Bart's Pluie et vent sur Telumée miracle (1972), Marie Vieux-Chauvet's Amour (1968), in a play by Koffi Kwahulé Bintou (1997), and in a film by Sembène Ousmane, La Noire de... (1966). Africa's dialogue with and connections to both the West and the rest of the Black Atlantic need to be reevaluated. I argue that when we consider the Black Atlantic as a cultural matrix that includes Africa and its Diaspora and when we take into account the former's and the latter's extraordinary heterogeneity, we uncover a particularly revealing theoretical framework that allows for a better understanding of the complex flow of cultural exchanges that emerged in and out of this space.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes biblographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentvi, 296 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/65430
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccesseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.titleBorn she is the divine Christ child : female figurations of Christ in Black Atlantic literature, theatre, and cinemaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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