International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Frère d’âme : parcours d’une conscience
Dr. Malak Nabil HALABI

This article proposes an analytical reading of David Diop's novel Frère d'âme, which retraces, through literature, the barbarity of the Big War as experienced by Senegalese sharpshooters. Our study is based on a noetic approach that takes in consideration the way the images are unveiled. With this approach, we will first show how, through the anthropological structures of the imaginary, the narrator and the reader are connected and visualize the same figures that the first world war triggers. We will then use a set of narratological processes to analyze the organization of the narrative and to study the narrator figure, in order to ultimately show how the novel proposes a certain way of thinking. The novel invites the audience to an experience of consciousness that involves them and transforms them into more informed and enlightened readers at the end of reading.

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