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Published: 31 December 2019

192 Pages | 5 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620214

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Contesting the Classroom

Reimagining Education in Moroccan and Algerian Literatures

Erin Twohig

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • The first book to analyse both how Algerian and Moroccan novels depict the postcolonial classroom, and how postcolonial literatures are taught in Morocco and Algeria
  • A new perspective on how national identity is shaped through the classroom teaching of literature
  • Uses rare textbook sources from Morocco and Algeria, from the earliest years of independence to the present
  • One of the only studies of how both Arabophone and Francophone literatures contend with issues like Arabization, the continued use of French in education, or the struggle for minority language rights