TITLE

An Unknown Maghrebian Genre: Judeo-Maghrebian Literature of French Expression

AUTHOR(S)
Dugas, Guy
PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Summer1992, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Maghrebian literature with a focus on Judeo-Maghrebian literature. A widespread infatuation with Maghrehian literature by Arab-Muslim writers predisposes us to neglect other Maghrehian literatures that are equally deserving of attention. Foremost among them is the significant literary accomphshment of Jewish North Africans. Their ethnic origins, history, and centuries of living together in North Africa have created a peculiarly Jewish way of life in the heart of these communities. More than half the works by Judeo-Maghrebian authors are novels and other narratives, but the preponderance of prose fiction is hardly unusual in light of the fact that Judeo-Maghrebian literature evolved in conjunction with Westernization. Dramatic works comprise less than five percent of the texts produced by Judeo-Maghrebian authors. About one-third of Judeo-Maghrebian writers are women.
ACCESSION #
15515886

 

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