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You may have already requested this item. Memmi’s novel deals with the same period as Yacine’s in the neighboring country of Tunisia, and Memmi was also considered one of the founders of the then-new Francophone expression by indigenous writers.

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Memmi’s protagonist is always uncomfortably straddling three civilizations, a situation which is epitomized in his name–Alexandre Mordechai Benillouche–French, Jewish and Arab. Please help by adding reliable sources. Remember me on this computer. Albert Memmi and the Production of Theory Lincoln: Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: You may send this item to up to five recipients.

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It is hard to tell who is saying what in their rapid-fire conversations. Memmi’s Pillar of Salt appeared inwhile Kateb Yacine’s Nedjma appeared inbut had been several years in the making. By studying them together, we see dramatically how the process of decolonization meant two utterly opposite outcomes for Muslims and Jews of the Maghrebian countries.


From the great nineteenth-century Realist novels to today, a major expectation of novelists on the part of the public has been that their works reflect history by being not just staatue artefacts but also commentaries on contemporary or recent history.

Eventually she is kidnapped by one of them, Rachid in order to remove her from statuw incestuous marriage and taken by him and his elderly friend Si Mohktar back to the territory of the Keblout tribe to which they all belong. The Pillar of SaltMemmi’s fictional biography of a character resembling himself in ,a respects, covers a life from the protagonist’s earliest memories, up to his departure from Tunis as a young man for dw new life in Argentina a few years after the end of the Second World War, roughly the same year as Yacine’s novel.

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Chronologically speaking the story is a linear one, albeit within a frame: At this early point in his writing career, he obviously did not feel confident lw in his Algerian audience to write novels for it in colloquial Arabic. Would you also like to submit a review for this item?

Benillouche has an Arab friend, Ben Smaan, who invites him to attend Tunisian nationalist meetings. Staute WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Despite being Jewish rather than Muslim, Memmi has been part of the same literary circles as Yacine if marginalbeing anthologized and anthologizing. In other words, he was in the typical dilemma of the colonized writer who despite his or her desire for independence cannot avoid the need for cultural approval from the metropolis.


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Subjects Tunisia — Fiction. In the s and s, the Islamic religious authorities, the ulama, were viewed as having been coopted by the colonial power and thus at best passive toward the movement for independence. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Albert Memmi, La Statue de sel ; tr. 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 laa Islam as a threat to the status quo; the traditionalism of the more religious ensured their political passivity.

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Relations are basically determined by force: More like this Similar Items. As discussed above, Albert Memmi himself supported independence and became an editor of the cultural section of L’Action culturelle. You may have already requested this item.