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Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1754-9221
  • E-ISSN: 1754-923X

Abstract

Abstract

This article analyses the connections between the female characters of Ousmane Sembene’s Xala and the diegetic posters seen on the walls during the film, which yields a new conversation on Michel Foucault’s heterotopias as utopias or non-spaces. As a result, women, posters and heterotopias define the spatial evolution of the main characters (including the male) as well as that of the film itself.

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2013-10-01
2024-04-19
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Keyword(s): Foucault; heterotopia; postcolonial; posters; space; women
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