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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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Khatibi and the Transcolonial Turn

Khatibi and the Transcolonial Turn

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(p.149) Chapter Six Khatibi and the Transcolonial Turn
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Abdelkébir Khatibi
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Olivia C. Harrison

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622331.003.0007

The Palestinian question has played a seminal if neglected role in Abdelkébir Khatibi’s writings, from the central notion of a “plural Maghreb” to his musings on language, colonialism, and “pensée-autre,” an expression he initially coined in response to the massacre of Palestinian fighters by Jordanian troops in 1970. This chapter examines the central importance of the Palestinian question in Khatibi’s writings, from his 1974 polemic Vomito blanco to his exchanges with Jacques Hassoun and Jacques Derrida in the 1980s and 90s, and argues that Khatibi was a precursor in what we might call the transcolonial turn.

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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