|Daouda COULIBALY - Witnessing and Listening to Trauma in Louise Erdrich’s Tracks|
Witnessing and Listening to Trauma in Louise Erdrich’s Tracks
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).
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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