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These demonstrations provoked mutual massacres, an event considered the forerunner of the Algerian war of independence Thus despite the succession of conquerors and succession of civilizations which have held sway, there is an essence which endures and survives. They find work as laborers on a construction site in a country town, but one of them, Lakhdar, strikes the foreman, Monsieur Ernest, and is briefly held in prison along with political prisoners.

Like much historical fiction, it may transpose events such as the pogrom for dramatic effect, in order to emphasize something which the author believes is a historical trend. Rue des boutiques obscures Patrick Modiano. Yacine’s call to arise was more in the secular tradition of George Antonius’ ‘Arab awakening’. Preview this item Preview this item. Literary critics of Third World literature usually are obliged to deal with the social and historical context of Third World novels at some point.

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Albert Memmi Find wlbert information about: One point of comparison between these two contemporaneous but very different novels will, I believe, highlight the diverging histories of Jews and Muslims in North Africa.

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The writer was endowed with a albfrt role, taking over the mantle of ancient poets and seers. While Yacine’s writing escapes into the subconscious, Memmi’s writing stays in the concrete, rational and moral realms.

Sussex Academic Press, See also Les Juifs et les Arabes Paris: Let us now look at the Arab side of his cultural identity, since the Jews of Tunisia had coexisted with the Arabs for many centuries.


Folk literature thus expressed not only the unity of a nation but its syatue to its Creator. Despite being Jewish rather than Muslim, Memmi has been part of the same literary circles as Yacine if marginalbeing anthologized and anthologizing.

But Memmi divides the narrative into alhert parts of approximately one hundred pages each for, first, the early childhood years, second, the school years and third, the war and student years, corresponding respectively to the nineteen-twenties, nineteen-thirties, and nineteen-forties. The E-mail Address es field is required.

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Your rating has been recorded. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Views Read Edit View history. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. There she is kidnapped by the local tribal members, Si Mohktar dies, and Rachid leaves alone p. Literature, thus, according to the theory of psychological decolonization, can encourage the development of an independent ds identity, by applying the ideas of European Romantic aesthetics.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: However, it becomes clear that the collective unconscious of which Yacine is speaking is in fact circumscribed by the history and geography of Algeria.

Cancel Forgot your password? Thus Memmi poses the question of the post-independence relations of religious groups–will there be a place for minorities in the new states of North Africa?

For Memmi, this is how psychological decolonization comes about.

La statue de sel

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Classical Arabic would obviously have looked stilted as a medium for wlbert enormous amount of colloquial conversation in Nedjma, and perhaps may not have been familiar enough to Yacine in any case. Research in African Literatures: It is hard to tell who is saying what in their rapid-fire conversations. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. This technique may help to create a sense of the collectivity, a sense that group identity is more important than individual identity, as the dawning struggle for independence creates solidarity.


Some features of WorldCat will not be available. La statue de sel. Although he supported the independence movement in Tunisia, he was not able to statke a place in the new Muslim state both because of his French education and his Jewish faith, and following independence he “was statuue to leave” the new state. Les annees Annie Ernaux. Kateb Yacine’s novel has, like Memmi’s, a Jewish member of the incipient movement for independence in Algeria.

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Write a review Rate this item: Whether they benefited or not from colonialism, the Jews were paying a heavy price for it as the colonial period came to its end. Memmi was educated in L primary schools, and continued on to the Carnot high school in Tunis sell, the University of Algiers where he studied philosophyand finally the Sorbonne in Paris.

Identity thus comes through negation. Terre des hommes Antoine de Saint-Exupery. He calls a taxi and pays the driver to take them back home lz they are drunk p. Albert Memmi found himself at the crossroads of three cultures, and based his work on the difficulty of finding a balance between the East and the West. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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In the new nations of the Third World, this expectation may have been encouraged by the influence of Socialist Realism in the s and 40s. More like this Similar Items. You already recently rated this item.

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