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Women writing war : the life-writing of the Algerian moudjahidate

Author: Caroline E Kelley
Publisher: Oxford : Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers, 2019.
Series: Studies in contemporary women's writing, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Women Writing War focuses on the life-writing of the moudjahidate, the women veterans of the Algerian war of independence (1954-1962). The author offers close readings of memoir, testimonial, poetry and drama by Jacqueline Guerroudj, Louisette Ighilahriz, Anna Gréki, Zhor Zerari and Myriam Ben, all of whom are documented moudjahidate and self-identify as Algerian. Reading their life-writing through the prism of  Read more...
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Kelley, Caroline E.
Women Writing War : The Life-Writing of the Algerian "moudjahidate".
Oxford : Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline E Kelley
ISBN: 178707787X 9781787077874
OCLC Number: 1132428360
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 171 pages)
Contents: Contexts --
Memory, torture and trauma --
Poetry as témoignage --
Toward a minor theatre --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Studies in contemporary women's writing, v. 9.
Responsibility: Caroline E. Kelley.

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Women Writing War focuses on the life-writing of the moudjahidate, the women veterans of the Algerian war of independence (1954-1962). The author offers close readings of memoir, testimonial, poetry and drama by Jacqueline Guerroudj, Louisette Ighilahriz, Anna Gréki, Zhor Zerari and Myriam Ben, all of whom are documented moudjahidate and self-identify as Algerian. Reading their life-writing through the prism of theories of intertextuality, 'minor' literature and the dialectics of memory and trauma, the author explores the relationship between writing, resistance and political action. Since they compose their work in the first-person voice in the context of the Algerian war, this book argues that their writing operates collectively as a form of counterdiscourse, opening up a textual space where experiences that were previously silenced or marginalized might be expressed.

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