Le français dans le miroir des langues Vol. XIV/2013/1-2, pp. 283-294 DOI: 10.1556/Verb.14.2013.1–2.21
Keywords: Africa; colonialism; Georges Simenon; Other; postcolonial studies
Abstract: In this paper, we examine how the Other is represented in two exotic novels of
Georges Simenon, Le Coup de lune (1933) and Le Blanc à lunettes (1937), which take place in Africa and deal with the colonial experience of two European men. Through a postcolonial reading, we show that the representation of the Other is related to the notions of absence,
silence and look. Our analysis will also reveal to what extent a rapprochement is possible between European colonizers and Native people.