Michèle Lacrosil (1758 words)

Dawn Fulton (Smith College)
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Although born two years before Aimé Césaire, Michèle Lacrosil gained recognition as a writer in the 1960s, placing her in a generation of black Francophone writers publishing after the initial rise of the Négritude movement in the 1930s and 1940s. One of only a few women in that group (along with Marie Vieux Chauvet, Françoise Ega, and Marie-Magdeleine Carbet), Lacrosil initially garnered a positive reception for her work, but, after disparaging responses to her later novels, faded quickly into near obscurity. While critics abroad and especially in the U.S. have embraced the trenchant critiques of race, gender, and class relations offered by Lacrosil’s incisive eye, she remains after her death in …

Citation: Fulton, Dawn. "Michèle Lacrosil". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 June 2017 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13950, accessed 01 December 2022.]

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