TITLE

A Literature of Departure: The Cross-Cultural Writing of Driss Chraïbi

AUTHOR(S)
Marx-Scouras, Danielle
PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Summer1992, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p131
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the works of Driss Chraïbi, a Moroccan literary figure of 1950s and 1960s. At the height of the French-Moroccan conflict, he published his first novel, "Le Passé simple." This work is still considered the most controversial work of the generation of 1952, and it was aimed as much at Moroccan, patriarchal society as at French colonial rule. Chraïbi's compatriots accused him of having betrayed his country at a time when it was seeking independence from France, whereas French critics and journalists cited the work to justify the preservation of the French Protectorate in Morocco. Many Maghrebian critics and politicians have never forgiven Chraïbi for debunking the fantasy about the purity of their origins.
ACCESSION #
15516007

 

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