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Published: 01 July 2019

272 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780748645800

Bookseller Code (06)


Literary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter

Zahia Smail Salhi

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature

  • Focuses on the work of early Algerian intelligentsia known as the Young Algerians and their insistent letters to the Occident
  • Depicts the Maghrebi encounter with the Occident as a plea to extend Western civilization to all factions of the colonized society
  • Engages with the work of early French feminists and its impact on the birth of Algerian feminism
  • Includes readings of key texts by Chukri Khodja, Saad ben Ali, Djamila Débêche, Fadhma Amrouche, Mouloud Feraoun, Mohamed Dib, Ferhat Abbas and Albert Memmi, amongst many others