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- DescriptionTells the story of Sultana, an Algerian woman doctor who, after years spent living in France, returns to her native village in order to attend the funeral of a former lover. This book explores the clash between her origins and the Westernized life she now leads.
- Author BiographyMalika Mokeddem was born into an illiterate nomad family in Kenadsa, Algeria. She had the opportunity, rare for a Moslem female, to attend the university in Oran. Later she completed her medical studies in Montpellier, France, where she currently practices medicine. The Forbidden Woman is her third novel. Melissa Marcus is an associate professor of French at Northern Arizona University. She is the author of The Representation of Mesmerism in Honore de Balzac's La Comedie Humaine and the translator of Nina Bouraoui's Forbidden Vision.
- Author(s)Malika Mokeddem
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/02/1998
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleEuropean Women Writers
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Weight227 g
- Translated byKaren Melissa Marcus
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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