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Please enter your name. Although he supported the independence movement in Tunisia, he was not able to find a place in the new Muslim state both because of his French education and his Jewish faith, and following independence he “was asked to leave” the new state. Yacine’s secularized characters in Nedjma have patience with those who spend ls time praying in mosques, but it is wearing thin:.

In his first novel Nedjmaa woman’s name which means ‘constellation of stars’, Kateb Yacine did not have the benefit of psychological or social studies of relations between the colonizer and albeert colonized.

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Kateb Yacine, Nedjma,tr. With some exceptions, this novel sticks to facts, to real situations and the genuine feelings and experiences of the author.

Relations are basically determined by force: Nowadays, as literature, both look a little dated, but both books were considered major literary events at the time, in North Africa and in France. Memmi would not have found an answer to his political and existential dilemma in Yacine’s sttue.


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Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Much of the novel is very subtle, even funny.

Les justes Albert Camus. Please verify that you are not a robot. Le petit Nicolas Rene Goscinny.

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By studying them together, we see dramatically how the process of decolonization meant two utterly opposite outcomes for Muslims del Jews of the Maghrebian countries.

When Nedjma was written, the Algerian novel did not exist as a genre, and it was a radical enough departure for an indigenous Algerian to write a novel about Algeria at all. La Statue received at least seven reviews in The woman, Nedjma, is a symbol of all the fallen cities of Algeria. Later another of the friends, Mourad, kills the contractor, Monsieur Ricard, for his drunken abuse of a Muslim maid. Special Issue on African Fiction.

Thus, Existentialism, and its attendant values of engagement, commitment, and fidelity to the standard of absolute sincerity, are important elements in these meemmi. Gallimard,Memmi described his contribution sfatue the Tunisian nationalist struggle and his belief qlbert Tunisia must become independent pp.

The history of Algeria has turned several corners since Yacine’s call just quoted, and the restricted freedom accorded to religious worship in his day existed precisely because the French did not see Islam as a threat to the status quo; the traditionalism of the more religious ensured their political passivity.


His technique is closer to Existentialism, like Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre using analysis to understand a concrete situation.

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La statue de sel

There is also a Jewish bar-owner in the village where the young Muslims work. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Society–as has often occurred in established nations too see note 6 below –expected novelists to promote the national culture through their work. Paradoxically, the novel begins in a physical impasse or cul-de-sac where the narrator spent his early childhood, and it ends in an intellectual dead end, in which he does not know where he belongs.

Muslims in Memmi’s novel range from the crazed and mindless murderousness of the mob to slightly troubled but basically uncomprehending intellectuals. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. As a novelist in an emerging new nation, one was not totally free to follow one’s own creative whims.

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