‘Three Strong Women' by Marie Ndiaye – Unity of Narrative Triptych Cover Image

„Tri moćne žene“ Mari Ndijaj – jedinstvo narativnog triptiha
‘Three Strong Women' by Marie Ndiaye – Unity of Narrative Triptych

Author(s): Vesna R. Cakeljić
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Novel, French Literature, Philology
Published by: Филолошки факултет Универзитета у Бањој Луци
Keywords: Marie NDiaye; 'Three Strong Women'; unity of triptych; narrative ties; internal strength;

Summary/Abstract: Marie Ndiaye structures her piece of 'Three Strong Women' as a music composition whose three parts are connected by a recurring theme: the internal strength that the three protagonists, African-American women, demonstrate challenged with life's hardships. It is essential for understanding this triptych, around which the text is articulated. The stories are subtly intertwined, with a series of elements fitting like pieces of a puzzle at a narrative and symbolic level, uniting these short novels into a complex whole.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 57-66
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian