The Mali - the Past and the Present

Ethmane Sall

Abstract


Mali of the past and today is different on several levels. If territorial fixity seems to be erected in absolute value in the text of Maryse Condé, the travel account of François-Xavier Freland invalidates the immutability of the spaces represented. Relying on the intellectual mechanics of "founding myths" of the empires of the time, Condé delegates characters who extol the virtues of territorial immobility, considering that Ségou and Toumbouctou are eternal. But the flow of time has brought several changes to the Malian space, namely a geopolitical crisis brought about by Libyan chaos and a pervasive jihadist threat.


Keywords


Malian space; immuability; idealization; founding myths; flow of time; deterritorialization, metamorphosis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2020.44.4.91-97
Data publikacji: 2020-12-22 14:44:27
Data złożenia artykułu: 2020-03-22 14:21:56


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