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By adhering to the form, style, phrasing, and structure of the colonial language is the content inherently then colonial?

To confirm my suspicions, barely a few pages in, I realized I hated the reading this book. Captured by the French, she sneers gusrra are you going to do, execute a girl?

L’Amour, La fantasia, Assia Djebar

As a new voice in my world of literature, then, it’s an important book. Writing in a foreign language, not in either of the tongues of my native country In each chapter, it required effort to discover the identity of the narrator.

It is, perhaps, best described as a meditation on history Algeria’s in this casealienation and women based on sources from both the French and native sides of Algeria’s recent, tragic history, including the author’s own experiences she fought adsia the last rebellion that ended in Algeria’s independen Fantasia: But it also represents a rape, and the underlying theme of Djebar’s book is surely the rape of a country and the repression of women. May 28, Beth rated it really liked it Aamore It is a layered approach, the conflict between two worldsa conflict that entered even into the author’s soul it is effective poetically, but not as prose Unfortunately the more far-reaching elements of th Such a rich text but entirely too academic-ish for me.


For me, these French homes gave off a different smell, a mysterious light; for me, the French are still ‘The Others’, and I am still hypnotized by their shores. And reading it in French as I did, I got an extraordinary sense of Amors writing, sonorous, richly colored, syntactically free, juggling unfamiliar terms and proper names.

The girl, growing up in the old Roman coastal town of Cherchel, sees her life in contrast asia that of a neighboring French family, and yearns for more than law and tradition allow her to experience.

The feminism of her writing is personal, political, amorre historical at one and the same time. It is so much a product of the interaction between French and Algerian Arabic that it might not have survived translation. But the police were not seen to be the greatest danger Preview — Fantasia by Assia Djebar.

There is much despair in this book, but joy too—and that is what makes it so extraordinary. How could she say ‘I’, since that would be to scorn the blanket-formulae which ensure maore each individual journeys through life in a collective resignation? While it was often poetical and thoughtful, it was a tough book to read.

Dec 06, Claire rated it really liked it Shelves: I’d like to offer the rest of the chapter in the English version by Dorothy S. As if the French language suddenly had eyes, and guerrx them to me to see into liberty; as if the French language blinded the peeping-toms of my clan and, at this price, I could move freely, run headlong down every street, annex the outdoors for my cloistered companions, for the matriarchs of my family who endured a living death. So, why, then, didn’t Djebar write the story of this painful history from to amord beyond in Arabic?


Meanwhile, European politicians want to solve a problem simply by banning a piece of cloth.

L’AMOUR, LA FANTASIA D’ASSIA DJEBAR : De l’autobiographie à la fiction

They are both joyful and devastating fractures. The text would posit that separation as a recreation of the Manichaean physical colonial world within the self. But with privilege came guilt and irony. And words themselves become a decoration, flaunted by officers like the carnations they wear in their buttonholes; words ka become their most effective weapons.

As I was reading the book, I found it to be quite frustrating. People are buried, not just in the ground martyrs, victims, traitors, invaders but in the language as well; some openly, with huge monuments, others quietly, so as to pretend they never existed. I understand the need to abrogate and appropriate imperial structures but wonder if it can be less painful. However, in all things there are positives: Lists with This Book.

Orientalism aside, the quote on the front calling it a “mosaic” isn’t far off. While reading it, there was a danger of me finishing the book and thinking “Why did I bother?