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Abdelkébir KhatibiPostcolonialism, Transnationalism, and Culture in the Maghreb and Beyond$
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Jane Hiddleston and Khalid Lyamlahy

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789622331

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789622331.001.0001

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Abdelkébir Khatibi and the Transparency of Language

Abdelkébir Khatibi and the Transparency of Language

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(p.111) Chapter Four Abdelkébir Khatibi and the Transparency of Language
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Abdelkébir Khatibi
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Assia Belhabib

, Jane Hiddleston
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622331.003.0005

A key topic in Abdelkébir Khatibi’s works is undeniably the way in which different parts of the social body do interact, intersect, ignore or even reject each other. A forerunner of postcolonial thought in Morocco, Khatibi explores this challenging question in his essays, more specifically Maghreb pluriel, Du bilinguisme, Chemins de traverse, but also in his dialogues with Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Jacques Hassoun and Rita El Khayat. Khatibi’s vision cleverly scrutinizes human relationships, as well as links between societies that cannot be conceived of independently from group relationships. Playing skillfully with words, Khatibi highlights the importance of language in the formation of social barriers. A vigilant and insightful intellectual, Khatibi questions in his rich and complex work the language of Francophone writers since independence.

Keywords:   Khatibi, postcolonialism, decolonisation, transnationalism, transcolonial, aesthetics, sociology, Islam, Maghreb, Morocco, travel, stranger, art, sign, literature, philosophy, translation, bilingualism, Mediterranean, language, performativity, Palestine, alterity, Derrida, Hassoun, Segalen, Tanizaki, Japan, semiology, carpet, spiritual, poetics, ethics

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