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Abdelkébir Khatibi: Postcolonialism, Transnationalism, and Culture in the Maghreb and Beyond

Jane Hiddleston and Khalid Lyamlahy


Abdelkébir Khatibi (1938–2009) is one of the greatest Moroccan thinkers, and one of the most important theorists of both postcolonialism and Islamic culture of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This book introduces his works to Anglophone readers, tracing his development from the early work on sociology in Morocco to his literary and aesthetic works championing transnationalism and multilingualism. The essays here both offer close analyses of Khatibi’s engagements with a range of issues, from Moroccan politics to Arabic calligraphy and from decolonisation to interculturality ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622331
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622331.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Hiddleston, editor
University of Oxford

Khalid Lyamlahy, editor
University of Chicago

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Jane Hiddleston and Khalid Lyamlahy

Part One Critical Thinking: From Decolonization to Transnationalism

Chapter Four Abdelkébir Khatibi and the Transparency of Language

Assia Belhabib, translated from the French by Jane Hiddleston

Part Two Cultural and Philosophical Dialogues

Chapter Eight Khatibi and Derrida

Dominique Combe, translated from the French by Jane Hiddleston

Part Three Aesthetics and Art in the Islamic World and Beyond

Chapter Ten Reading Signs and Symbols with Abdelkébir Khatibi

Rim Feriani, Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani and Debra Kelly

Part Four Translations