Cholakian, C.

Complete Narratives of Francophone Caribbean Tales
1995 0-7734-8906-1
This new anthology of Francophone Caribbean tales fills an important pedagogical gap. It offers readings outside the well-worn canon and, unlike any other Francophone collection currently on the market, replaces extracts with complete narratives. The selections provide a rich variety of stories from all the French-speaking regions of the Caribbean, including Guadeloupe, Guiana, Haiti, and Martinique, by both male and female authors, touching upon a wide spectrum of themes. Each text is preceded by a short biographical sketch and followed by suggestions for classroom discussion. Unusual vocabulary is explained on the pages of the text for easy reference. Finally, a general introduction helps the student unacquainted with Caribbean literature to situate these tales in their proper historical and cultural settings.