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Year of the Elephant : a Moroccan Woman's Journey Toward Independence (89 - Old Edition)

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In this moving fictional treatment of a Muslim woman's life, a personal and family crisis impells the heroine to reexamine traditional cultural attitudes toward women. Cast out and divorced by her husband, she finds herself in a strange new world. Both obstacles and support systems change as she actively participates in the struggle for Moroccan independence from France.

This feminist novel is a literary statement in a modern realist style. Many novels by women of the Middle East that have been translated reflect Western views, values, and education. By contrast, Year of the Elephant is uniquely Moroccan and emerges from North African Islamic culture itself. Its subtle juxtaposition of past and present, of immediate thought and triggered memory, reflects the heroine's interior conflict between tradition and modern demands. The title refers to a famous battle described in the Koran.

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One of the most prestigious journals presents a record of research in one of the most active regional groups in the country. Volume 50 features seven full-length articles on varied topics of geographical interest, a book review, and abstracts of papers presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the association. No index. One of the few Moroccan novels to be translated from Arabic to English, this is a feminist work in a modern realist style. On the heroine's struggle between tradition and modern demands.
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At a time when there is growing interest in the intersections between gender and war, Year of the Elephant provides an unselfconscious enterprise of self-affirmation. — World Literature Today Leila Abouzeid has created a new style, a mosaic of expression with which she describes her old and yet new world of Morocco. — Ahmed Abd al-Salam al-Bakkah, Moroccan author and poet

In this moving fictional treatment of a Muslim woman's life, a personal and family crisis impells the heroine to reexamine traditional cultural attitudes toward women. Cast out and divorced by her husband, she finds herself in a strange new world. Both obstacles and support systems change as she actively participates in the struggle for Moroccan independence from France.

This feminist novel is a literary statement in a modern realist style. Many novels by women of the Middle East that have been translated reflect Western views, values, and education. By contrast, Year of the Elephant is uniquely Moroccan and emerges from North African Islamic culture itself. Its subtle juxtaposition of past and present, of immediate thought and triggered memory, reflects the heroine's interior conflict between tradition and modern demands. The title refers to a famous battle described in the Koran.

Synopsis:

Several of this Moroccan writer's short stories are gathered here, along with the title novella, which examines the Moroccan struggle for independence through the eyes of a working-class woman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292796034
Subtitle:
A Moroccan Woman's Journey Toward Independence
Introduction:
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Author:
Abouzeid, Leila
Author:
Abouzeid, Lelia
Author:
Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
Author:
Abu Zayd, Layla
Publisher:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University
Location:
Austin, Tex. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Morocco
Subject:
Middle East Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Middle East Social life and customs.
Series:
Modern Middle East Literature in Translation Series
Series Volume:
19-64
Publication Date:
January 1989
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
129
Dimensions:
8.52x6.59x.40 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , At a time when there is growing interest in the intersections between gender and war, Year of the Elephant provides an unselfconscious enterprise of self-affirmation. — World Literature Today Leila Abouzeid has created a new style, a mosaic of expression with which she describes her old and yet new world of Morocco. — Ahmed Abd al-Salam al-Bakkah, Moroccan author and poet

In this moving fictional treatment of a Muslim woman's life, a personal and family crisis impells the heroine to reexamine traditional cultural attitudes toward women. Cast out and divorced by her husband, she finds herself in a strange new world. Both obstacles and support systems change as she actively participates in the struggle for Moroccan independence from France.

This feminist novel is a literary statement in a modern realist style. Many novels by women of the Middle East that have been translated reflect Western views, values, and education. By contrast, Year of the Elephant is uniquely Moroccan and emerges from North African Islamic culture itself. Its subtle juxtaposition of past and present, of immediate thought and triggered memory, reflects the heroine's interior conflict between tradition and modern demands. The title refers to a famous battle described in the Koran.

"Synopsis" by , Several of this Moroccan writer's short stories are gathered here, along with the title novella, which examines the Moroccan struggle for independence through the eyes of a working-class woman.
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