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Volume 11, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1368-2679
  • E-ISSN: 1758-9142


Suzanne Dracius is one of Martinique's most prominent authors. In this interview she discusses her first novel and the complex personalities of its characters, the inspiration for her writing gained from being in Martinique and the importance of women's movements. She explains women's difficult positions in modern society and situates the root for many of the problems experienced today in the past, although she does not shy away from placing blame on today's men and women as well. Her mixed heritage, as well as the various cultures that influenced her upbringing, have clearly determined her literary style, and her feminist stance has led her to coin the neologism . Despite her sometimes tragic depiction of societal problems in Martinique and the metropole, Dracius remains optimistic and passionate about the role of women and the progression of women's rights.


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Keyword(s): feminism; fminitude; L'autre qui danse; Martinique; phallocracy; Women
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