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Autobiography and IndependenceSelfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French$
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Debra Kelly

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236597

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312625

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Life/Writing in the Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

Life/Writing in the Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

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(p.9) Chapter 1 Life/Writing in the Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts
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Autobiography and Independence
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853236597.003.0002

This chapter first traces the development of autobiography in the Western literary tradition in order to contextualise more fully the issue of writers whose origins lie outside this tradition, or who at least occupy, more or less uncomfortably, a space between two or more cultures. It then turns to the question of the effects of French colonialism.

Keywords:   autobiography, Western literary tradition, French colonialism

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