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Author Qader, Nasrin

Title Narratives of Catastrophe : Boris Diop, ben Jelloun, Khatibi
Published Bronx : Fordham University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (427 pages)
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 Becoming-Survivor; Chapter 2 Suffering Time; Chapter 3 Shadowing the Storyteller; Chapter 4 Un-limiting Thought; Chapter 5 Figuring the Wine-Bearer; Conclusion Engendering Catastrophes; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary Narratives of Catastrophe tells the story of the relationship between catastrophe, in the senses of "down turn" and "break," and narration as "recounting" in the senses suggested by the French term récit in selected texts by three leading writers from Africa. Qader's book begins by exploring the political implications of narrating catastrophic historical events. Through careful readings of singular literary texts on the genocide in Rwanda and on Tazmamart, a secret prison in Morocco under the reign of Hassan II, Qader shows how historical catastrophes enter langua
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Subject Diop, Boubacar Boris, 1946- -- Criticism and interpretation
Ben Jelloun, Tahar, 1947- -- Criticism and interpretation
Khatibi, Abdelkebir, 1938-2009 -- Criticism and interpretation
Ben Jelloun, Tahar, 1947-
Diop, Boubacar Boris, 1946-
Khatibi, Abdelkebir, 1938-
African fiction (French) -- History and criticism
Disasters in literature.
Storytelling in literature.
African fiction (French)
Disasters in literature
Storytelling in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780823230501