The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing

The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing

by Jonathan Lewis


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This book analyses representations of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62) in the literary output of French authors of Algerian origin, problematizing the extent to which these literary ‘sites of memory’ provide appropriate spaces of consensus for hitherto competing memories of the war. The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing provides a comprehensive understanding of the development of writing by French authors of Algerian origin, from its emergence in the 1980s to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786833044
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication date: 02/15/2019
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Dr Jonathan Lewis is a Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies at Bangor University. His research interests lie in francophone postcolonial literature, memory, and prisons and incarceration.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface vii

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 History and Fiction: Literary Spaces, Memorial Spaces 19

Chapter 2 Marginalization, Violence and (Dis)Integration: Sites of Republican Memory and Legacies of the Algerian War 61

Chapter 3 The Entanglement of Dominant and Other Histories: Representations of 17 October 1961 112

Conclusion 159

Notes 169

Bibliography 199

Index 213

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