TITLE

Francophone Literature in the Maghreb: The Problem and the Possibility

AUTHOR(S)
Déjeux, Jean
PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Summer1992, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effect which Francophone literature had on the Maghreb literature. Francophone "Maghrebian" literature is neither indigenous nor national, and for this reason it poses a serious problem for Arabic-language critics as well as foreign observers. The main topic of concerns is a body of works that have been written by Algerians, Moroccans, and Tunisians, feels the article author. The existence of such literatures belies the fact that each of these countries has proclaimed Arabic as its national language and regards itself as Arabo Islamic in culture, although speakers of Berber dialects, especially in Algeria, continue to fight for the recognition of their language and culture. A compilation of number of works done in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Maghreb in total has been done.
ACCESSION #
15515878

 

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