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By Lia Nicole Brozgal

The paintings of Tunisian Jewish highbrow Albert Memmi, like that of many francophone Maghrebian writers, is frequently learn as thinly veiled autobiography. wondering the present physique of feedback, which keeps this interpretation of such a lot fiction produced by means of francophone North African writers, Lia Nicole Brozgal exhibits how such interpretations of Memmi’s texts vague their now not inconsiderable theoretical possibilities.

Calling cognizance to the ambiguous prestige of autobiographical discursive and textual components in Memmi’s paintings, Brozgal shifts the focal point from the writer to theoretical questions. Against Autobiography areas Memmi’s writing and suggestion in discussion with numerous significant severe shifts within the past due twentieth-century literary and cultural panorama. those shifts contain the hindrance of the authorial topic; the interrogation of the shape of the unconventional; the resistance to the hegemony of imaginative and prescient; and the critique of colonialism. displaying how Memmi’s novels and essays produce theories that resonate either inside of and past their unique contexts, Brozgal argues for permitting works of francophone Maghrebi literature to be learn as complicated literary items, that's, now not easily as ethnographic curios yet as producing components of literary concept all alone terms.

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