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Khouribga a sprawa polska. Zwycięstwo życia nad kulturą w pisarstwie Fouada Larouiego
Khouribga and the Polish Cause: The Victory of Life over Culture in Fouad Laroui’s Work

Author(s): Ewa Łukaszyk
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Novel, Hermeneutics
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Fouad Laroui; Poles in Morocco; post-colonialism; gender; transculture;

Summary/Abstract: Beginning with a presentation of Fouad Laroui’s novella Les noces fabuleuses du Polonais, Łukaszyk outlines its potential in Polish post-colonial studies understood as an analysis of Poles’ participation in the Eastern Bloc’s neo-colonial project. She essentially proposes athreefold reading drawing on post-colonial theory, gender and transcultural studies. Juxtaposing the novella with the novel L’insoumise de la Porte de Flandre Łukaszyk is able to describe Laroui’s message in more depth. The writer not only tackles Morocco’s neocolonial experience, characterized by the arrival of Polish ‘contractual’ specialists. Above all he invites readers to destabilize their identity and to liberate themselves from the corset of mental automatisms – a corset acquired whenever culturally transmitted paradigms are treated as an absolute.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 297-309
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish