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Polygraphies : Francophone women writing Algeria /

Main Author: Rice, Alison, 1973-
Format: Book
Published: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. The witness stand: where the truth lies
  • The autobiographical springboard. Le moi à plusieurs reprises: from confession to testimony in the autobiographical writings of Helene Cixous and Assia Djebar; La singularité de l'altérité: self-portraiture and the other in Maissa Bey
  • Takeoff points. La terre maternelle: Algeria and the mother in the work of Marie Cardinal, Helene Cixous, and Assia Djebar; "La celebration d'une terre-mère": Albert Camus and Algeria according to Maissa Bey and Assia Djebar
  • Embodiments. Écrire les maux: Helene Cixous and writing the body over time; Sexualités et sensualités: corporeal configurations in the work of Maissa Bey, Assia Djebar, Malika Mokeddem, and Leila Sebbar
  • Reverberations. Ruptures intimes: sentimental splitting in the work of Assia Djebar; Lourds retours: coming back to Algeria in Malika Mokeddem's L'interdite; Fille de harki: relating to the father, country, and religion in the writing of Zahia Rahmani; Fabulation et imagination: women, nation, and identification in Maissa Bey's Cette fille-là
  • Conclusion. Mass in A minor: putting Algeria on the map.