“The Mulatto as Island and the Island as Mulatto in Alexandre Dumas’s Georges”
This article explores how Alexandre Dumas, in his novel Georges, uses the figure of the mulatto to illustrate the tension surrounding racial (in)equality in France’s former Indian Ocean island colonies. Georges takes place on the Ile de France: a country of linguistic, cultural, and racial mixings. The result of this hybridity is a multi-faceted identity represented through the eponymous hero, a character of mixed race. I argue that Georges, struggling with his mixed racial and insular identities, represents the hybrid nature of the Indian Ocean islands as an isolated figure in search of an identity within a larger collectivity
The French Review
Enz, Molly Krueger, "“The Mulatto as Island and the Island as Mulatto in Alexandre Dumas’s Georges”" (2006). Modern Languages and Global Studies Faculty Publications. 21.