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In Algerian White, Assia Djebar weaves a tapestry of the epic and bloody ongoing struggle in her country between Islamic fundamentalism and the post-colonial civil society. Many Algerian writers and intellectuals have died tragically and violently since the 1956 struggle for independence. They include three beloved friends of Djebar: Mahfoud Boucebi, a psychiatrist; M'Hamed Boukhobza, a sociologist; and Abdelkader Alloula, a dramatist; as well as Albert Camus. In Algerian White, Djebar finds a way to meld the personal and the political by describing in intimate detail the final days and hours of these and other Algerian men and women, many of whom were murdered merely because they were teachers, or writers, or students. Yet, for Djebar, they cannot be silenced. They continue to tell stories, smile, and endure through her defiant pen. Both fiction and memoir, Algerian White describes with unerring accuracy the lives and deaths of those whose contributions were cut short, and then probes even deeper into the meaning of friendship through imagined conversations and ghostly visitations.

Synopsis:

Djebar uses the deaths of three friends--a sociologist, a psychiatrist, and a playwright--as a springboard for a meditation on the history of modern Algeria and an insider's view of the horrors of civil war.

About the Author

Assia Djebar, novelist, scholar, poet, and filmaker, was elected to the Académie Française in 2005, won Germany's Le Prix de la Paix in 2000, and the Neustadt Prize for Contributions to World Literature in 1996. She is a Silver Professor of Francophone literature and civilization at NYU.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583220504
Translator:
Kelley, David
Translator:
De Jager, Marjolijn
Translator:
de Jager, Marjolijn
Author:
Djebar, Assia
Author:
de Jager, Marjolijn
Author:
Jager, Marjolijn de
Author:
Kelley, David
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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