The Resource Women of Algiers in their apartment, by Assia Djebar ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager ; afterword by Clarisse Zimra

Women of Algiers in their apartment, by Assia Djebar ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager ; afterword by Clarisse Zimra

Label
Women of Algiers in their apartment
Title
Women of Algiers in their apartment
Statement of responsibility
by Assia Djebar ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager ; afterword by Clarisse Zimra
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Translated for the first time into English, this collection of short fiction by one of the leading writers of North Africa details the plight of Algerian women and raises far-reaching issues that speak to us all. Women of Algiers quickly sold out its first printing of 15,000 in France and was hugely popular in Italy, but the book was denounced in Algeria for its criticism of the postcolonial socialist regime, which denied and subjugated women even as it celebrated the liberation of men. It was the first work to do so openly. These stylistically innovative, lyrical stories address the cloistering of women, the implications of reticence, and the significance of language and its connection to oppression (Djebar calls official Arabic "an authoritarian language that is simultaneously the language of men"). Mixing newly written pieces with older ones, Djebar attempts "to bring the past into a dialogue with the present". The stories raise issues surrounding this passage from colonial to postcolonial culture - national literature, cultural authenticity, and the impact of war on both men and women. The book's title comes from a Delacroix painting that depicts a unique glimpse of the harem, an emblem of the dual violation of Algerian women, both colonial and gendered
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DLC
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1936-2015
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Djebar, Assia
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.2.D57
LC item number
F413 1992
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • De Jager, Marjolijn
  • Zimra, Clarisse
Series statement
CARAF books
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  • Women
  • Algeria
  • Algiers (Algeria)
  • Short stories, Algerian (French)
Label
Women of Algiers in their apartment, by Assia Djebar ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager ; afterword by Clarisse Zimra
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement
Contents
  • Postface
  • Forbidden gaze, severed sound
  • Today
  • Women of Algiers in their apartment
  • The woman who weeps
  • Yesterday
  • There is no exile
  • The dead speak
  • Day of Ramadan
  • Nostalgia of the horde
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
211 p.
Isbn
9780813914022
Lccn
92016856
System control number
  • 1021678-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1021678
  • (Sirsi) o25873718
  • (OCoLC)25873718
Label
Women of Algiers in their apartment, by Assia Djebar ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager ; afterword by Clarisse Zimra
Publication
Note
Translation of: Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement
Contents
  • Postface
  • Forbidden gaze, severed sound
  • Today
  • Women of Algiers in their apartment
  • The woman who weeps
  • Yesterday
  • There is no exile
  • The dead speak
  • Day of Ramadan
  • Nostalgia of the horde
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
211 p.
Isbn
9780813914022
Lccn
92016856
System control number
  • 1021678-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1021678
  • (Sirsi) o25873718
  • (OCoLC)25873718

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