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This collection of short stories details the plight of urban Algerian women and raises serious issues. The stories criticise the post-colonial regime, for denying and subjugating women whilst celebrating men's liberation. Clarisse Zimra's afterword includes an informing interview with the author.
Assia Djebar is also the author of several novels and a play. Her novel Fantasia, an Algerian Cavalcade won the Franco-Arab Friendship Prize and she has written and directed two feature-length films: La nouba des femmes du Mont Chenoua, which won first prize at the Venice Festival, and La zerda et les chants de l'oubli. Djebar is director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies at Louisiana State University.Marjolijn de Jager has published numerous translations of literary works.Clarisse Zimra is Associate Professor of English in Modern Literary Theory and Criticism and Comparative Literature at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
University of Virginia Press
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Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French