The Passion of Perpetua: A generic approach to Beti's Perpetue

Ellerman, Evelyn
September 1993
Research in African Literatures;Fall93, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p25
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Provides an interpretation of the literary strategies used by Mongo Beti in his novel `Perpetue et l'habitude du malheur' using the genre criticism. Limitation of the Western thematic approach; Problems of motivation and focus; Perpetue as a passion or martyr story; Promotion of political consciousness among the author's countrymen; Aim behind Beti's introduction of a more sophisticated notion of martyrdom.


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