Nomadic voices of exile: feminine identity in Francophone literature of the Maghreb

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Ohio University Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 254 pages
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Contemporary French writing on the Maghreb -- that part of Africa above the Sahara -- is truly post-modern in scope, the rich product of multifaceted histories promoting the blending of two worlds, two identities, two cultures, and two languages.Nomadic Voices of Exile demonstrates how that postmodern sentiment has altered perceptions concerning Maghrebian feminine identity since the end of the French-colonial era. The authors discussed here, both those who reside in the Maghreb and those who have had to seek asylum in France, find themselves at the intersection of French and North African viewpoints, exposing a complicated world that must be negotiated and redefined.

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Contents

The Francophone Maghrebian Feminine Text
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Being Anomalous Tahar Ben Jellouns
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Assia Djebars Lamour la fantasia
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