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Autobiography and independence : selfhood and creativity in North African postcolonial writing in French

Author: Debra Kelly
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2005.
Series: Contemporary French and francophone cultures, 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Kelly, Debra.
Autobiography and independence.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)57166667
Named Person: Mouloud Feraoun; Assia Djebar; Albert Memmi; Abdelkebir Khatibi; Assia Djebar; Mouloud Feraoun; Abdelkebir Khatibi; Albert Memmi; Mouloud Feraoun; Albert Memmi; ʿAbd-al-Kabīr Ḫaṭībī; Assia Djebar
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Kelly
ISBN: 9781846312625 1846312620
OCLC Number: 276172397
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 400 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Series Title: Contemporary French and francophone cultures, 2.
Responsibility: Debra Kelly.

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