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Iqallijuq ou les réminiscences d'une âme-nom inuit

Iqallijuq ou les réminiscences d'une âme-nom inuit
Pages: 65 - 92
Auteur(s) / Author(s): Bernard Saladin D'Anglure
Résumé:

Iqallijuq, vieille Inuk d'Igloolik (T.N.O.), qui porte aussi le nom de Savviuqtalik (nom de son grand-père maternel dont elle a reçu en même temps l'identité), raconte à sa petite fille Kublu, ses souvenirs les plus lointains. Elle se souvient du temps où elle était l'âme-nom du vieux Savviuqtalik dans la tombe de ce dernier qui venait de mourir. Elle raconte comment elle sortit de la tombe et pénétra dans l'utérus de la fille du vieillard (qui devint sa mère à elle). Puis elle décrit sa vie intra-utérine, sa sortie dans le monde extérieur après avoir changé de sexe, sa vie de travestie durant l'enfance et l'acquisition enfin de son statut social féminin lors de ses premières menstruations; mort symbolique de l'ancêtre éponyme ou commencement d'un nouveau cycle pour l'âme-nom.

Abstract:

Iqallijuq, also named Savviuqtalik after her maternal grandfather from who she received simultaneously name and identity, is an old Inuk woman from Igloolik, N.W.T. Iqallijuq relates her earliest memories to her grand daughter, Kublu. She recalls the time, just after the death of Savviuqtalik, when she was the namesoul of the old man in his grave. She relates how she left the grave and entered the womb of Savviuqtalik's daughter, who later became her mother. She describes her life in the womb, how she changed sex before leaving for the outside world, her 1ife as a transvestite during childhood and, finally, the acquiring of her status of womanhood at the beginning of menstruation; symbolic death of the eponymous ancestor or beginning of a new cycle for the name-soul.