Time: 15:15 - 16:15
Location: Olav H. Hauge
A language of his own
When Patrick Chamoiseau was a young schoolboy in French Martinique, the Creole that the locals spoke in their daily lives had little space. How do you find your own language as an author when the words you use are unacknowledged and you belong to a population which has been oppressed and kept as slaves for several centuries?
In this conversation with translator Synneve Sundby, Chamoiseau talks about the route to writing, about gender, Creoleness and what literature can mean.
The conversation will be held in English and French.
With support from Institut francais de Norvège