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Author Kelly, Debra

Title Autobiography and Independence : Selfhood and Creativity in Postcolonial African Writing in French
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2005


Description 1 online resource (408 pages)
Series Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures, 2
Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures, 2
Contents Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Copyright Acknowledgements; Introduction: A Place in the Word; 1: Life/Writing in the Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts; 2: Mouloud Feraoun: Life Story, Life-Writing, History; 3: Albert Memmi: Fictions of Identity and the Quest for Truth; 4: Abdelkébir Khatibi: The Deciphering of Memory and the Potential of Postcolonial Identity; 5: Assia Djebar: History, Selfhood and the Possession of Knowledge; Conclusion: A Place in the World; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book offers an in-depth study of the autobiographical writings of four twentieth-century writers from North Africa, Assia Djebar, Mouloud Feraoun, Abdelkbir Khatibi and Albert Memmi, as they explore issues of language, identity and the individuals relationship to history. The book places these writers in a clearly defined theoretical context, introducing and contextualising each of the four through the application of postcolonial studies and literary theory on autobiography linked to close textual reading of their works. Avoiding both psychoanalytical theory and approaches concerned pri
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Feraoun, Mouloud -- Criticism and interpretation
Djebar, Assia, 1936-2015 -- Criticism and interpretation
Memmi, Albert -- Criticism and interpretation
Khatibi, Abdelkebir, 1938-2009 -- Criticism and interpretation
Djebar, Assia, 1936-2015
Feraoun, Mouloud
Khatibi, Abdelkebir, 1938-
Memmi, Albert
North African literature (French) -- History and criticism
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Identity (Psychology) in literature
North African literature (French)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781846312625