TITLE

Arabic-Language Tunisian Literature (1956-1990)

AUTHOR(S)
Fontaine, Jean
PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Summer1992, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p183
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Arabic language with focus on Tunisian literature. During the last forty years, Tunisia has experienced the end of French occupation (1956), a republic under President Bourguiba (1956-87), and "the Rule of Law" (since 1987), but such political changes do not necessarily represent turning points in the country's literature. The declaration of independence did not fundamentally change the content of Tunisian literary texts, and the removal of Bourguiha had no immediate effect on the Tunisian literary scene. Tunisian literature has been subject to two major influences. It is, first of all, an integral part of Arabic literature written in literary Arabic and second, Tunisia is a former French protectorate that lies a mere 120 kilometers from Italy. As a consequence, Tunisian writers often seek to reconcile the East and the West.
ACCESSION #
15516062

 

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