Spring 2003
11.1

The following is the Table of Contents from the Spring 2003 edition of
Metamorphoses, a special issue on Francophone literature.
Some of the selections are linked and available on-line; the complete edition,
including the original language versions for the poetry, is only available in print.



  Thalia Pandiri Editorial 13
  David and Nicole Ball Introduction to the Special Francophone Issue 16


AFRICA

  Kama Kamanda The Paddles of Fate
Translated from the French by Lauren Yoder
(Democratic Republic of the Congo)
34
  Callixthe Beyala Birth of a Myth
Translated from the French by Mariana Past
(Cameroon)
42
  Véronique Tadjo The Wrath of the Dead
The Young Zairian Woman who Resembled a Tutsi
Translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager
(Ivory Coast)
55
  Abdourahman A. Waberi The Equator of the Heart; August, 1966
Translated from the French by David Ball
(Djibouti)
67
  Leila Sebbar The Girl with a Red Sweater in Babel 
Translated from the French by Tegan Raleigh
(Algeria)
78
  Andrée Chedid The Lost Garden
Translated from the French by Daniela Hurezanu
(Egypt-Lebanon-France)
82

 

PACIFIC ISLANDS

  Yzabelle Martineau Nicolas Kurtovitch and the Cultural Interface in New Caledonia 101
  Nicolas Kurtovitch With Mask
The Man in the Forest
Poem for the Fourth of May
Translated from the French by Yzabelle Martineau
(New Caledonia)
106
114
118
  Karin Speedy Translating Socrates' "Creole" in Georges Baudoux 120
  Georges Badoux Excerpt from Sauvages et Civilises
Introduced and translated from the Creole by Karin Speedy
(New Caledonia)
128

 

CARIBBEAN

 
  Frankétienne The Noose
Translated from the Haitian Creole by Asselin Charles
(Haiti)
135
  René Depestre Caribbean Mother Sea
In Free Praise of the French Language
Images for an Anti-Autobiography
Far from Jacmel
Translated from the French by Nicole Ball
(Haiti)
172
176
180
186
  Yanick Lahens Moonbathing
Translated from the French by Corinne Tachtiris
(Haiti)
188
  Marie-Célie Agnant The House Facing the Sea
Translated from the French by Christina Vander Vorst
(Haiti)
193
  Gisèle Pineau Amélie and the Anoles
Translated from the French by Dawn Fulton
(Guadeloupe)
200
  Myriam Warner-Vieyra That Special Hour
Translated from the French by Curtis Small
(Guadeloupe)
215

 

NORTH AMERICA

    Verse Fables from 19th Century Louisiana
Introduced by M. Lynn Weiss (United States)
230
  Stephen Bernard The Two Rabbits
Translated from the French by Norman R. Shapiro
234
  Jean de la Fontaine Le Lièvre et la tortue
Untranslated
(France)
238
  Jules Choppin The Hare and the Tortoise 
Translated from the Louisiana French Creole by Norman R. Shapiro
240
  Jean de la Fontaine Le Chêne et le roseau
Untranslated
(France)
242
  Jules Choppin The Oak and the Reed
Translated from the Louisiana French Creole by Norman R. Shapiro
243
  Joseph Déjacque The Oyster and the Pearl
Translated from the French by Norman R. Shapiro
244

  Charles Chauvin Boisclair Délery The Wasp and the Bee
The Tree and the Mast
Translated from the French by Norman R. Shapiro
246
248
  Jean de la Fontaine La Cigale et la fourmi
Untranslated
(France)
252
  Edgar Grima The Cricket and the Ant
Translated from the French by Norman R. Shapiro
254
  Jean de la Fontaine Le Loup et la cigogne
Untranslated
(France)
262
  Edgar Grima The Wolf and the Stork
Translated from the Louisiana French Creole by Norman R. Shapiro
264
  Camille Thierry The Pirate's Mistress
Regrets of the Old Mulatto Woman or Sanite Foueron's Distress
Introduced and translated from the French and Creole by May Waggoner
(Louisiana, United States)
266
271
  Beverly Matherne The French Market: A Dramatic Monologue
Elphia and the Rattlesnake: A Folktale
Crawfishing: A Prose Poem
Translated from the Cajun French by the author
274
278
282
  Stanley Kunitz Halley's Comet
Translated into Cajun French by Beverly Matherne
(Louisiana, United States)
284
  Sylvie Massicotte Taurus
Translated from the French by Jonathon Kaplansky
(Quebec, Canada)
288
  Gaston Miron Girl
Centuries of Winter
Translated from the French by Paula Varsano
(Quebec, Canada)
294
296

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