Fantasia An Algerian Cavalcade

Author: Assia Djebar
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
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Fantasia An Algerian Cavalcade from the Author: Assia Djebar. In this stunning novel, Assia Djebar intertwines the history of her native Algeria with episodes from the life of a young girl in a story stretching from the French conquest in 1830 to the War of Liberation of the 1950s. The girl, growing up in the old Roman coastal town of Cherchel, sees her life in contrast to that of a neighboring French family, and yearns for more than law and tradition allow her to experience. Headstrong and passionate, she escapes from the cloistered life of her family to join her brother in the maquis' fight against French domination. Djebar's exceptional descriptive powers bring to life the experiences of girls and women caught up in the dual struggle for independence - both their own and Algeria's.

Cross Cultural And Ideological Perceptions Of The Other In W B Yeats James Joyce Joseph Conrad Chinua Achebe And Assia Djebar

Author: Malika Rebai Maamri
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656692009
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Cross Cultural And Ideological Perceptions Of The Other In W B Yeats James Joyce Joseph Conrad Chinua Achebe And Assia Djebar from the Author: Malika Rebai Maamri. Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2009 in the subject Literature - Comparative Literature, grade: P.H.D, , language: English, abstract: This doctoral thesis investigates ‘Otherness’ through works which have thoroughly examined and questioned the creation of a “stable self” by putting it in dialogue with its others and to society as a whole, namely William Butler Yeats’s selected poems, James Joyce’s Dubliners, (1914) Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, (1899) Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1958), and Assia Djebar’s L’Amour, La Fantasia (1985). By representing the results of English, Belgian and French oppression in tangible material terms as well as its spiritual bankruptcies, these writers mark their works as clearly critical of the colonial regime and opposed to colonial exploitation, positioning themselves as postcolonial through their representations. In this sense, their texts raise issues debated in current postcolonial discussions. Speaking in the voice of the oppressed, in the language of the oppressor, as a weapon to make cultural difference visible, these writers analyse the problem of identity crisis, displacement, disintegration and the effects of colonialism on the culture and psyche of the colonised subject. Despite their differing conceptions of Irishness, both William Butler Yeats and James Joyce repudiated things English and helped to defend their history as well as regain pride in their race. The Other in these writers is presented not in terms of colour but conceived in relation to city/countryside, past/present, and Protestant/Catholic. The theoretical questions that haunted Chinua Achebe’s career as a writer were also prompted by the desire to re-orientate cultural discourse and initiate a discourse of resistance. In his commitment to questions relating to identity and the relationship of the individual and history, Achebe like the above-mentioned Irish writers contributed to the analysis of colonisation and the natives’ resistance to oppression both at the level of the individual and that of the nation. As another marginalised writer, Joseph Conrad anticipated Yeats’s prophecy in his 1921 poem, ‘The Second Coming,’ several years earlier with the publication of Heart of Darkness. Whereas Yeats saw the spiral shapes of history, Conrad saw the emptiness at the centre of civilisation and the atrocities at the margins. He showed the hollow morality at the centre of the imperialist enterprise, one that could not hold. He too wrote about the paralysis of modern society, the disruption of traditional society under the impact of intruding forces.

Sonic Interventions

Author: Sylvia Mieszkowski
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9401205094
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Sonic Interventions from the Author: Sylvia Mieszkowski. Sonic Interventions makes a compelling case for the importance of sound in theorizing literature, subjectivity and culture. Sound is usually understood as our second sense and – as our belief in a visually dominated culture prevails – remains of secondary interest. Western cultures are considered to be predominantly visual, while other societies are thought to place more importance on the acoustic dimension. This volume questions these assumptions by examining how sound differs from, and acts in relationship to, the visual. It moves beyond theoretical dichotomies (between the visual and the sonic, the oral and literature) and, instead, investigates sonic interventions in their often multi-faceted forms. The case studies deal with political appropriations of music and sounds, they explore the poetic use of the sonic in novels and plays, they develop theoretical concepts out of sonic phenomena, and pertain to identity formation and the practice of mixing in hip hop, opera and dancehall sessions. Ultimately, the book brings to the fore what roles sound may play for the formation of gendered identity, for the stabilization or questioning of race as a social category, and the conception of place. Their intricate interventions beckon critical attention and offer rich material for cultural analysis.

Far From Madina

Author: Assia Djebar
Publisher: Quartet Books (UK)
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Far From Madina from the Author: Assia Djebar. Evocation of the dreams and suffering of women in early Islam.

Ombre Sultane

Author: Assia Djebar
Publisher: LGF/Le Livre de Poche
ISBN: 9782253120988
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Ombre Sultane from the Author: Assia Djebar. L'Amour, la fantasia, Ombre sultane et Vaste est la prison forment les trois premiers volets du " Quatuor d'Alger ", vaste fresque, aussi singuliĂšre que fascinante, oĂč s'entremĂȘlent l'histoire algĂ©rienne, l'autobiographie et la mĂ©moire des femmes. Il faut se laisser porter par cette Ă©criture mĂ©diterranĂ©enne pour comprendre l'infinie blessure et la longue bataille des Ă©pouses, du rĂȘve de dĂ©voilement Ă  la dĂ©cision de jeter le voile, de la colĂšre des hommes face Ă  une jeune femme " nue ", au rire d'une jeune femme, cheveux au vent. Assia Djebar, oscillant entre espoir et dĂ©sespoir, n'en a pas fini de dire la nuit des femmes et leur lutte pour pouvoir, enfin, regarder le soleil en face.

The Meursault Investigation

Author: Kamel Daoud
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 178074840X
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The Meursault Investigation from the Author: Kamel Daoud. Shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt Winner of the Goncourt du Premier Roman Winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents Winner of the Prix François Mauriac THE NOVEL THAT HAS TAKEN THE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY WORLD BY STORM He was the brother of ‘the Arab’ killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s classic novel. Angry at the world and his own unending solitude, he resolves to bring his brother out of obscurity by giving him a name – Musa – and a voice, and by describing the events that led to his senseless murder on a dazzling Algerian beach. A worthy complement to its great predecessor, The Meursault Investigation is not only a profound meditation on Arab identity and the disastrous effects of colonialism in Algeria, but also a stunning work of literature in its own right, told in a unique and affecting voice.

The Novel Tsotsi And Its Adaptation On Film

Author: Uwe Mehlbaum
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640829328
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The Novel Tsotsi And Its Adaptation On Film from the Author: Uwe Mehlbaum. Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Bayreuth (Anglophone Literaturen und Kulturen ), course: HS Africa on Film, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction2 2. Athol Fugard as a writer and the historical context2 3. Tsotsi as a novel and Tsotsi as a film - a direct comparison3 3.a. General differences3 3.a.1. Narrators in novels and pictures in films3 3.a.2. The atmosphere4 3.a.3. The setting4 3.a.4. The language5 3.b. The differences in the plots of the two versions5 3.b.1. Tsotsi's gang and the murder of Gumboot Dhlamini (Chapter 1)5 3.b.2. Tsotsi's fight with Boston (Chapter 2)6 3.b.3. Tsotsi's encounter with the baby (Chapter 3)7 3.b.4. Tsotsi hides the baby in the ruins (Chapter 4)8 3.b.5. The funeral of Gumboot Dhlamini, Boston's recovery and Tsotsi's reunification with Butcher and Die Aap (Chapter 5)9 3.b.6. Tsotsi's encounter with Morris Tshabalala (Chapters 6 and 7)9 3.b.7. Tsotsi finds a replacement mother in Miriam Ngidi (Chapter 8)10 3.b.8. Tsotsi's childhood (Chapter 9)11 3.b.9. Tsotsi's second encounter with Miriam Ngidi (Chapter 10)12 3.b.10. The story of Boston's life (Chapter 11)13 3.b.11. Tsotsi's death (Chapter 12)15 4. Interpretations of the major differences16 4.a. The replacement of the apartheid topic16 4.b. The different atmospheres in the two works17 4.c. The missing narrator and its effect on the plausibility and numerous details18 4.d. Apparent commercial reasons for changes in the plot18 5. Summary19 6. Works cited19 Unlike the novel's plot, the plot of the film is not set in the 1950s to 60s but in the post-apartheid South Africa around the beginning of the new millennium. Not just because more than 40 years passed from the original idea until its publication as a film, the original novel and the film version are quite different in many aspects. Although both the novel and the film follow roughly the same structure, th

What The Day Owes The Night

Author: Yasmina Khadra
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448162408
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What The Day Owes The Night from the Author: Yasmina Khadra. 'Darling, this is Younes. Yesterday he was my nephew, today he is our son'. Younes' life is changed forever when his poverty-stricken parents surrender him to the care of his more affluent uncle. Re-named Jonas, he grows up in a colourful colonial Algerian town, and forges a unique friendship with a group of boys, an enduring bond that nothing - not even the Algerian Revolt - will shake. He meets Emilie - a beautiful, beguiling girl who captures the hearts of all who see her - and an epic love story is set in motion. Time and again Jonas is forced to to choose between two worlds: Algerian or European; past or present; love or loyalty, and finally decide if he will surrender to fate or take control of his own destiny at last. AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER.

Moments Of Negotiation

Author: JĂŒrgen Pieters
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053565025
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Moments Of Negotiation from the Author: JĂŒrgen Pieters. Moments of Negotiation offers the first book-length and indepth analysis of the New Historicist reading method, which the American Shakespeare-scholar Stephen Greenblatt introduced at the beginning of the 1980s. Ever since, Greenblatt has been hailed as the prime representative of this movement, whose critical acclaim has been one of the dominant trends in recent literary and cultural studies. In this new book, JĂŒrgen Pieters attempts to fill a remarkable lacuna in the critical reception of Greenblatt's work. The book's aim is to provide a thorough analysis of the theoretical background of Greenblatt's method. This involves not only a close reading of Greenblatt's sources—the book offers introductory surveys of the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Pierre Macherey, Michel de Certeau, Jean-François Lyotard, Raymond Williams and Stuart Hall—but also a critique of the way in which he adapts and transforms their original insights in the framework of his own interdisciplinary method. This book is of interest to students and scholars coming from a diverse range of fields: literary theory, cultural history, early modern studies, Shakespeare studies,theory and practice of history.

Nedjma Translated By Richard Howard

Author: Yacine Kateb
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813913131
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Nedjma Translated By Richard Howard from the Author: Yacine Kateb. Nedjma is a masterpiece of North African writing. Its intricate plot involves four men in love with the beautiful woman whose name serves as the title of the novel. Nedjma is the central figure of this disorienting novel, but more than the unfortunate wife of a man she does not love, more than the unwilling cause of rivalry among many suitors, Nedjma is the symbol of Algeria. Kateb has crafted a novel that is the saga of the founding ancestors of Algeria through the conquest of Numidia by the Romans, the expansion of the Ottoman Empire, and French colonial conquest. Nedjma is symbolic of the rich and sometimes bloody past of Algeria, of its passions, of its tenderness; it is the epic story of a human quest for freedom and happiness.