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HILDA DE MARIE NDIAYE – L’ECRITURE D’UNE DEPOSSESSION IDENTITAIRE
HILDA DE MARIE NDIAYE – L’ECRITURE D’UNE DEPOSSESSION IDENTITAIRE

Author(s): Mihaela Chapelan
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: femininity; social identity; personal identity; strategies of power

Summary/Abstract: Like most of the writings of Marie Ndiaye, Hilda, her first play, once again explores the complex and elusive identity in modern society. From a dramatic situation apparently banal and common, an easy woman, a modern bourgeois wants to hire a housekeeper; Marie Ndiaye develops a troubling question about the importance of female identity markers. If from the social point of view the roles seem to be well defined, Mrs. Lemarchand is the mistress, while Hilda is condemned to servitude, from the standpoint of personal identity the tracks are constantly blurred, thus the discrepancies between appearance and essence accumulate. Our intervention aims to highlight how Marie Ndiaye uses writing to retrace this history of dispossession of identity, which reveals a disturbing ambiguity for the moral and intellectual comfort of the reader / viewer.

  • Issue Year: 4/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 928-935
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: French