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22-08-2009

Witnessing and Listening to Trauma in Louise Erdrich’s Tracks 

Daouda COULIBALY*

University of Bouake, Cote D’Ivoire 

How does one listen to what is impossible? Certainly one challenge of this listening is that it mayno longer be simply a choice: to be able to listen to the impossible, that is, is also to have beenchosen by it, before the possibility of mastering it with knowledge. (Cathy Caruth, Trauma:Explorations in Memory, 10). 

Introduction 

In 1969 Scott Navarre Momaday (Kiowa) published House Made of Dawn, which is considered as a literary landmark for Native American Renaissance. This novel paved the way for a great number of young and talented Native American writers, such as James Welch (Blackfeet/Gros ventre), Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo), and Sherman Alexie (Coeur d’Alene) among others. One such writer, Louise Erdrich is a prolific and controversial Chippewa or Anishinabe1 novelist.

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