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.


Author: Assia Djebar
ISBN: 9783293200319
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Fantasia from the Author: Assia Djebar.

Postcolonial Literatures In Context

Author: Julie Mullaney
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847063365
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Postcolonial Literatures In Context from the Author: Julie Mullaney. This book presents an introduction to key issues involved in the study of postcolonial literature including diasporas, postcolonial nationalisms, indigenous identities and politics and globalization. This book also contains a chapter on afterlives and adaptations that explores a range of wider cultural texts including film, non-fiction and art.

Dangerous Liaisons

Author: Anne McClintock
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816626496
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Dangerous Liaisons from the Author: Anne McClintock. The first collection to emphasize the complex interaction between gender and postcoloniality. Most people in the world, from Africa to Asia and beyond, live in the aftermath of colonialism. Their day-to-day lives are defined by their past history as colonized peoples, often in ways that are subtle or hard to define. In Dangerous Liaisons, eminent contributors address the issues raised by the postcolonial condition, considering nationhood, history, gender, and identity from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Among the questions they address are: What are the boundaries of race and ethnicity in a diasporic world? How have women been so effectively excluded from national power? What have been the historical aftermaths of different forms of colonialism? What are the cultural and political consequences of colonial partitions of the nation-state? Representing an essential intervention, Dangerous Liaisons is a crucial guidebook for those concerned with understanding postcoloniality at the moment when it is becoming more and more widely discussed.

Third World Women S Literatures

Author: Barbara Fister
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313289880
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Third World Women S Literatures from the Author: Barbara Fister. A reference companion to Third World women writers and their writing available in English.

Postcolonial African Writers

Author: Pushpa Naidu Parekh
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313290565
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Postcolonial African Writers from the Author: Pushpa Naidu Parekh. Postcolonial African writers have made enormous contributions to world literature. This reference book overviews their lives and works. The volume includes alphabetically arranged profiles for some 60 postcolonial African writers, including Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Doris Lessing, Peter Nazareth, Gabriel Okara, Femi Osofisan, and Efua Theodora Sutherland. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes that appear in the author's writings, an overview of the critical response to the author's works, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, and it concludes with a selected, general bibliography of seminal critical studies.

Merriam Webster S Encyclopedia Of Literature

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877790426
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Merriam Webster S Encyclopedia Of Literature from the Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc. "A rich source of information about the world's finest literature. Over 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations covering authors, works, and literary terms and topics from all eras and all parts of the world. Includes pronunciations."

Trances Dances And Vociferations

Author: Nada Elia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135576327
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Trances Dances And Vociferations from the Author: Nada Elia. Trances, Dances and Vociferations provides a compelling feminist analysis of gender politics in the works of four major Africana women writers: Toni Morrison, Michelle Cliff, Assia Djebar, and Paule Marshall. Nada Elia explores the way in which black women characters use conjuring, double entendre, and song to empower, liberate and determine their own female insurgency. She also explains how African and Afrodiasporic women have been forced to rewrite history and substitute a communal and individual wholeness for alienation and separation in many different settings, from Algeria to Oklahoma. Ranging over works including Marshall's Praisesong for the Widow, Djebar's A Sister to Scheherazade, Cliff's No Telephone to Heaven and Morrison's Jazz and Beloved, Elia offers essential and provocative insights into the works of some of our most influential Africana women authors today.

Reden Und Schweigen

Author: Diana Haußmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3862269183
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Reden Und Schweigen from the Author: Diana Haußmann. Die vorliegende Studie beschĂ€ftigt sich mit dem literarischen Werk der algerischen Autorin Assia Djebar (*1936). Ihr Hauptaugenmerk richtet sich auf den 1995 erschienenen Roman Vaste est la prison, den die Autorin als Teil eines auf vier BĂ€nde ausgelegten autobiografischen Projekts, des Quatuor algĂ©rien, charakterisiert. Insofern sich eine isolierte Betrachtung des Romans als unzulĂ€nglich erweist, finden die beiden anderen bislang erschienenen und von der Autorin als ihm zugehörig ausgewiesenen Romane des Quatuor, L’Amour, la fantasia (1985) und Ombre Sultane (1987), ebenfalls BerĂŒcksichtigung in der Analyse. Im Zentrum der Untersuchung steht einerseits das auch fĂŒr ihr ĂŒbriges Werk zentrale GeschichtsverstĂ€ndnis der Autorin, die selbst Historikerin ist und auf die Unmöglichkeit einer objektiven Geschichtsschreibung aufmerksam macht. In ihren Werken setzt Djebar der offiziellen Geschichtsschreibung ihre eigene, stets die Perspektive der Vergessenen und UnterdrĂŒckten einnehmende Version von Geschichte entgegen. Dies erfolgt auf der Ebene grĂ¶ĂŸerer historischer ZusammenhĂ€nge wie der französischen Kolonialisierung Algeriens ebenso wie auf der Ebene persönlicher Biografien und Lebenserinnerungen. Andererseits konzentriert sich die Studie auf das spezifische VerstĂ€ndnis von Feminismus der Autorin, die eine eindeutige Positionierung im Hinblick auf arabische und europĂ€ische feministische Bewegungen entschieden ablehnt. Stattdessen stellt sie in ihrem Werk unterschiedliche LebensentwĂŒrfe algerischer Frauen als gleichwertig nebeneinander und fokussiert eine weibliche Perspektive in der Geschichte.