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Author Kelly, Debra, author.

Title Autobiography and independence : selfhood and creativity in North African postcolonial writing in French / Debra Kelly
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2005


Description 1 online resource (vi, 400 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, Abdelkébir Khatibi and Albert Memmi, as they explore issues of language, identity and the individual?s 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
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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
Feraoun, Mouloud 1913-1962
Memmi, Albert 1920-2020
Ḫaṭībī, ʿAbd-al-Kabīr 1938-2009
Djebar, Assia 1936-2015 L' amour, la fantasia
North African literature (French) -- History and criticism
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
Identity (Psychology) in literature
North African literature (French)
Autobiografische Literatur
Frankophones Afrika
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781846312625