Women of Algiers in Their Apartment

ISBN-10: 0813918804
ISBN-13: 9780813918808
Edition: 1999
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Book details

List price: $19.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 7/29/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

One of the earliest feminist writers of modern Africa, Assia Djebar was born in 1936 into a middle-class conservative family in Algeria. She read history at the Sorbonne in Paris, and, after teaching at Tunis and Rabat universities, emigrated to France with her husband and children. A modestly successful writer, from the artistic point of view, she began advocating militant feminism even before the Algerian War of Independence. Her main concern is with the submissiveness of Arab women and the tenacity and egoism with which the men have clung to age-old male-chauvinist values. But she is sufficiently balanced in her judgments to hold the women answerable for aspects of their subjugation, by reason of inaction and self-degradation.

Overture
Today
Women of Algiers in Their Apartment
The Woman Who Weeps
Yesterday
There Is No Exile
The Dead Speak
Day of Ramadan
Nostalgia of the Horde
Postface
Forbidden Gaze, Severed Sound
Notes
Glossary
Afterword

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