Colonial Myths: History and Narrative
This book offers a cogent and compelling critique of a wide range of colonial narratives by Albert Camus and other pied-noir writers such as Robles, Pelegri, and Clot. Haddour shows how the imaginative and theoretical texts by these, and other authors, are marked by the crushing weight of colonial history, how they articulate the dimensions of colonial power and dominance, and how, by the same token, they constitute an agency for resistance.
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Acknowledgements page viii
a colonist stratagem in writing
colonial Algeria in myths and countermyths
At the margin of the colonial text
the political ruses of irony
The colonial gaze and the ghosts of colonialism
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Afrique Albert Camus Algerian nationalism Algerian War Algerianistes alienation Amrouche Arab argues assimilation assimilationist Audisio Barthes Berbers Bertrand's Blum-Viollette Bill Camus's Camusian chapter Chemins qui montent Chute citizenship civilization Clamence closure Clot's colo colonial Algeria colonized's context Cremieux decree crime Crise en Algerie crisis cultural d'Algerie deconstruction denied Derrida desert difference discourse European excluded expropriated famine Fanon Fascism Femme adultere Feraoun France France's French Algeria French colonialism Gallimard Grenier hymen Ibid ical ideology indigenous Jonnart law justice Kabylie Kristeva L'Etranger L'Homme revolte L'Hote La Peste landscape language Latin laws Mammeri Mediterranean melancholia Memmi metaphor metaphysics Metier a tisser Meursault mummified murder myth mythic mythology narrative natives Nazism neutral nihilism nized Noces Nora novel oppression Oran Paris Pelegri Peste pied-noir pieds noirs plague political Pomier problem Quilliot racism Renegat represents Robles Sartre Second World senatus-consulte settlers signifier society symbol tion Ulemas universal victim violence Western writing