Assia Djebar

Author: Jane Hiddleston
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846310318
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Assia Djebar from the Author: Jane Hiddleston. For more than fifty years, Assia Djebar has used the tools of poetry, fiction, drama, and film to vividly portray the complex world of Muslim women. In the process, she has become one of the most important figures in North African literature. In Assia Djebar, Jane Hiddleston traces Djebar’s development as a writer against the backdrop of North Africa’s tumultuous history. Djebar’s early writings were largely an attempt to delineate the experience of being a woman, an intellectual, and an Algerian, but her more recent work evinces a growing sense that the influence of French culture on Algerian letters may make such a project impossible. The first book-length study of this indispensable writer, Assia Djebar will interest scholars of post-colonial literature, women’s studies, or Francophone culture.

Fantasia An Algerian Cavalcade

Author: Assia Djebar
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN:
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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.

Algerian White

Author: Assia Djebar
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609801075
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Algerian White from the Author: Assia Djebar. In Algerian White, Assia Djebar weaves a tapestry of the epic and bloody ongoing struggle in her country between Islamic fundamentalism and the post-colonial civil society. Many Algerian writers and intellectuals have died tragically and violently since the 1956 struggle for independence. They include three beloved friends of Djebar: Mahfoud Boucebi, a psychiatrist; M'Hamed Boukhobza, a sociologist; and Abdelkader Alloula, a dramatist; as well as Albert Camus. In Algerian White, Djebar finds a way to meld the personal and the political by describing in intimate detail the final days and hours of these and other Algerian men and women, many of whom were murdered merely because they were teachers, or writers, or students. Yet, for Djebar, they cannot be silenced. They continue to tell stories, smile, and endure through her defiant pen. Both fiction and memoir, Algerian White describes with unerring accuracy the lives and deaths of those whose contributions were cut short, and then probes even deeper into the meaning of friendship through imagined conversations and ghostly visitations.

Far From Madina

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

Assia Djebar

Author: Priscilla Ringrose
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042017392
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Assia Djebar from the Author: Priscilla Ringrose. In Assia Djebar: In Dialogue with Feminisms, Priscilla Ringrose uncovers the mechanisms of Djebar's revisionary feminism and examines the echoes and dissonances between what Djebar terms her "own kind of feminism" and the thinking of French and Arab feminists such as Irigaray, Cixous, Kristeva, Mernissi and Ahmed.

So Vast The Prison

Author: Assia Djebar
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609803051
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So Vast The Prison from the Author: Assia Djebar. So Vast the Prison is the double-threaded story of a modern, educated Algerian woman existing in a man's society, and, not surprisingly, living a life of contradictions. Djebar, too, tackles cross-cultural issues just by writing in French of an Arab society (the actual act of writing contrasting with the strong oral traditions of the indigenous culture), as a woman who has seen revolution in a now post-colonial country, and as an Algerian living in exile. In this new novel, Djebar brilliantly plays these contradictions against the bloody history of Carthage, a great civilization the Berbers were once compared to, and makes it both a tribute to the loss of Berber culture and a meeting-point of culture and language. As the story of one woman's experience in Algeria, it is a private tale, but one embedded in a vast history. A radically singular voice in the world of literature, Assia Djebar's work ultimately reaches beyond the particulars of Algeria to embrace, in stark yet sensuous language, the universal themes of violence, intimacy, ostracism, victimization, and exile.

Algerian Imprints

Author: Brigitte Weltman-Aron
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539878
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Algerian Imprints from the Author: Brigitte Weltman-Aron. Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on the very basis of dissensus. In a rare comparison of these authors’ writings, this book shows how Cixous and Djebar consistently reclaim for ethical and political purposes the demarcations and dislocations emphasized in their fictions. Their works affirm the chance for thinking afforded by marginalization and exclusion and delineate political ways of preserving a space for difference informed by expropriation and non-belonging. Cixous’s inquiry is steeped in her formative encounter with the grudging integration of the Jews in French Algeria, while Djebar’s narratives concern the colonial separation of “French” and “Arab,” self and other. Yet both authors elaborate strategies to address inequality and injustice without resorting to tropes of victimization, challenging and transforming the understanding of the history and legacy of colonized space.

The Tongue S Blood Does Not Run Dry

Author: Assia Djebar
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781583229699
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The Tongue S Blood Does Not Run Dry from the Author: Assia Djebar. What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebar’s The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist. All the stories were written in 1995 and 1996—a time when, by official accounts, some two hundred thousand Algerians were killed in Islamist assassinations and government army reprisals. Each story grew from a real conversation on the streets of Paris between the author and fellow Algerians about what was happening in their native land. Contemporary events are joined on the page by classical themes in Arab literature, whether in the form of Berber texts sung by the women of the Mzab or the tales from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry beautifully explores the conflicting realities of the role of women in the Arab world. With renowned and unparalleled skill, Assia Djebar gives voice to her longing for a world she has put behind her.

Assia Djebar

Author: Wolfgang Asholt
Publisher: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle
ISBN: 2878544870
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Assia Djebar from the Author: Wolfgang Asholt. "Diseuse", "scripteuse", "passeuse" : ainsi se désigne Assia Djebar, écrivain dans la langue française, porte-voix d'une mémoire culturelle fabulée de mères en filles. La tradition littéraire est le corps vivant de cette promesse de transmission que les violences de l'Histoire d'Algérie rendent urgente. Où se disent ensemble la césure des guerres coloniales, l'exil linguistique, la dépouille autobiographique ; mais aussi partage, sororité, et le douloureux héritage de la déshérence des femmes en Islam. Universitaires et écrivains explorent ici l'oeuvre d'Assia Djebar, et avec elle. Nombreux inédits dont l'intégrale du Discours d'entrée à l'Académie Française.