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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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Albert Memmi: Fictions of Identity and the Quest for Truth

Albert Memmi: Fictions of Identity and the Quest for Truth

(p.131) Chapter 3 Albert Memmi: Fictions of Identity and the Quest for Truth
Autobiography and Independence
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the work of Albert Memmi, a Tunisian writer of Jewish origin. It focuses on two texts, La Statue de sel (1953) and Le Scorpion (1969). It highlights the way in which Memmi develops an experimental textual strategy in Le Scorpion in order to grapple more fully with the complexities of the written expression of selfhood and with the broader issues of identity in a colonial and postcolonial context.

Keywords:   La Statue de sel, Le Scorpio, Tunisian writers, Jewish identity, selfhood

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