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Narratives of catastrophe : Boris Diop, ben Jelloun, Khatibi

Author: Nasrin Qader
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2009.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Qader, Nasrin.
Narratives of catastrophe.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008046782
Named Person: Boubacar Boris Diop; Tahar Ben Jelloun; Abdelkebir Khatibi; Tahar Ben Jelloun; Boubacar Boris Diop; Abdelkebir Khatibi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nasrin Qader
ISBN: 9780823247189 082324718X 9780823237999 0823237990
OCLC Number: 647876436
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 238 pages)
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.
Responsibility: Nasrin Qader.

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Tells the story of the relationship between catastrophe, in the senses of 'downturn' and 'break', and narration as 'recounting' in the senses suggested by the French term recit in selected texts by  Read more...

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