TITLE

The Long, Luminous Wake of Mohammed Dib

AUTHOR(S)
Desplanques, Fran├žois
PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Summer1992, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on North African author Mohammad Dib. He belongs to the generation of pioneers who, impelled more by inner necessity than any collective sense of mission during the 1950's, founded what has come to be known as French-language Algerian literature. He was born in 1920 at Tlemcen, a city proud of its heritage but hogged down in its traditions. His father, a proponent of Kemal Ataturk's secular policies, chose to send young Mohammed to the French school, reflecting a linguistic and cultural option that permanently influenced the future writer, who also studied English when he reached the lycee. Since adolescence, Dib has written poems. A creative, constantly searching writer, he has never stopped producing texts during the past forty years: novels, short stories, plays, and collections of poetry of remarkable quality. Dib expresses himself in French.
ACCESSION #
15515963

 

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