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The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French$
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Oana Panaïté

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940292

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781786940292.001.0001

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A Place of Dialogue

A Place of Dialogue

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(p.164) Chapter Six A Place of Dialogue
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The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French
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Oana Panaïté

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940292.003.0007

Contemporary writers create narratives that delve into the residual effects of Western colonization while integrating them into a larger ethical discussion about the complicity and responsibility of the colonizers as well as the formerly colonized. In so doing, late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century authors such as the French–Algerian Leïla Sebbar and the Algerian-born Jewish–French Hélène Cixous, whose works are situated in the larger framework of memorial writing about colonial Algeria, engage with the melancholic behaviors rooted in the traumas of the past, as both individual and collective phenomena.

Keywords:   Algeria, Literary Dialogue

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