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La quotidienneté de l’horreur dans la littérature algérienne au féminin
Everyday Horror in Algerian Women’s Writing

Author(s): Magdalena Malinowska
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Algerian civil war; Algerian literature; feminism; violence

Summary/Abstract: Algerian novelists of the 1990s, including Assia Djebar and Leïla Marouane, often devote their work to the plight of women, i.e. the victims of “the dark decade” fundamentalism with terrorism ravaging the country. Their testimony, transposed and sublimated by poetic art, makes it possible to describe the atrocities of war and is an inestimable homage to all those who have fallen in combat. The analysis of their narratives allows the author to describe what Charles Bonn calls the “everyday horror” of Algerian women.

  • Issue Year: 1/2018
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 42-51
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: French