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Internationally acclaimed novelist, scholar, poet, and filmmaker Assia Djebar presents a brutal yet delicate exposition of how warring worlds enact their battles upon women's lives and bodies.
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Foreigners both in their home and homeland, the people in these stories search for authenticity in hospitals, in homes, in family, in graves. Caught most symbolically in the crossfire are the bodies, minds, and lives of women. A French woman is renamed in order to be buried beside her Algerian husband. Another loses her daughter to that continental divide. With the will to justly carry divergent loyalties, we discover the human heart to exist in all places, within, over, and beneath any geographic borders.
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With renowned and unparalleled skill, Assia Djebar does more than bring to life the unspeakable realities of war and independence. In The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dryshe draws lines and paints color onto the human faces that speak directly to us with resonating intimacy.
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Algerian novelist, translator, and filmmaker Assia Djebaris one of North Africa's best-known and most widely acclaimed writers. Author of the acclaimed Algerian Whiteand So Vast the Prison, Djebar explores the struggle for social emancipation and the Muslim woman's world in its complexities. She was elected to the Academie francaise in 2005 and 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 New York University.

Synopsis:

Internationally acclaimed novelist, scholar, poet, and filmmaker Assia Djebar presents a brutal yet delicate exposition of how warring worlds enact their battles upon women's lives and bodies.

Foreigners both in their home and homeland, the people in these stories search for authenticity in hospitals, in homes, in family, in graves. Caught most symboli-cally in the crossfire are the bodies, minds, and lives of women. A French woman is renamed in order to be buried beside her Algerian husband. Another loses her daughter to that continental divide. With the will to justly carry divergent loyalties, we discover the human heart to exist in all places, within, over, and beneath any geographic borders.

With renowned and unparalleled skill, Assia Djebar does more than bring to life the unspeakable realities of war and independence. In The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry she draws lines and paints color onto the human faces that speak directly to us with resonating intimacy.

Synopsis:

Brutal and delicate, exposition of how warring worlds enact their battles upon women's lives.

Synopsis:

What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebars The Tongues Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist. All the stories were written in 1995 and 1996—a time when, by official accounts, some two hundred thousand Algerians were killed in Islamist assassinations and government army reprisals. Each story grew from a real conversation on the streets of Paris between the author and fellow Algerians about what was happening in their native land.

Contemporary events are joined on the page by classical themes in Arab literature, whether in the form of Berber texts sung by the women of the Mzab or the tales from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. The Tongues Blood Does Not Run Dry beautifully explores the conflicting realities of the role of women in the Arab world. With renowned and unparalleled skill, Assia Djebar gives voice to her longing for a world she has put behind her.

Synopsis:

Internationally acclaimed novelist, scholar, poet, and filmmaker Assia Djebar presents a brutal yet delicate exposition of how warring worlds enact their battles upon women’s lives and bodies.

 

Foreigners both in their home and homeland, the people in these stories search for authenticity in hospitals, in homes, in family, in graves. Caught most symboli-cally in the crossfire are the bodies, minds, and lives of women. A French woman is renamed in order to be buried beside her Algerian husband. Another loses her daughter to that continental divide. With the will to justly carry divergent loyalties, we discover the human heart to exist in all places, within, over, and beneath any geographic borders.

 

With renowned and unparalleled skill, Assia Djebar does more than bring to life the unspeakable realities of war and independence. In The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry she draws lines and paints color onto the human faces that speak directly to us with resonating intimacy.

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:
9781583227480
Author:
Djebar, Assia
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Translator:
Raleigh, Tegan
Author:
Raleigh, Tegan
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Algeria
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Women -- Algeria.
Subject:
Women - Algeria
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.7 x 6 x 0.8 in 15.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Internationally acclaimed novelist, scholar, poet, and filmmaker Assia Djebar presents a brutal yet delicate exposition of how warring worlds enact their battles upon women's lives and bodies.

Foreigners both in their home and homeland, the people in these stories search for authenticity in hospitals, in homes, in family, in graves. Caught most symboli-cally in the crossfire are the bodies, minds, and lives of women. A French woman is renamed in order to be buried beside her Algerian husband. Another loses her daughter to that continental divide. With the will to justly carry divergent loyalties, we discover the human heart to exist in all places, within, over, and beneath any geographic borders.

With renowned and unparalleled skill, Assia Djebar does more than bring to life the unspeakable realities of war and independence. In The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry she draws lines and paints color onto the human faces that speak directly to us with resonating intimacy.

"Synopsis" by ,
Brutal and delicate, exposition of how warring worlds enact their battles upon women's lives.
"Synopsis" by , What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebars The Tongues Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist. All the stories were written in 1995 and 1996—a time when, by official accounts, some two hundred thousand Algerians were killed in Islamist assassinations and government army reprisals. Each story grew from a real conversation on the streets of Paris between the author and fellow Algerians about what was happening in their native land.

Contemporary events are joined on the page by classical themes in Arab literature, whether in the form of Berber texts sung by the women of the Mzab or the tales from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. The Tongues Blood Does Not Run Dry beautifully explores the conflicting realities of the role of women in the Arab world. With renowned and unparalleled skill, Assia Djebar gives voice to her longing for a world she has put behind her.

"Synopsis" by ,

Internationally acclaimed novelist, scholar, poet, and filmmaker Assia Djebar presents a brutal yet delicate exposition of how warring worlds enact their battles upon women’s lives and bodies.

 

Foreigners both in their home and homeland, the people in these stories search for authenticity in hospitals, in homes, in family, in graves. Caught most symboli-cally in the crossfire are the bodies, minds, and lives of women. A French woman is renamed in order to be buried beside her Algerian husband. Another loses her daughter to that continental divide. With the will to justly carry divergent loyalties, we discover the human heart to exist in all places, within, over, and beneath any geographic borders.

 

With renowned and unparalleled skill, Assia Djebar does more than bring to life the unspeakable realities of war and independence. In The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry she draws lines and paints color onto the human faces that speak directly to us with resonating intimacy.

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