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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There is much despair in this book, but joy too—and that is what makes it so extraordinary. In short, I am glad that I read it, but I feel that I am missing a lot.

The author gives us snippets from her childhood in Algeria, and the perception of women. Still, I admire the goals and thoughts of this book enough that I will likely look into Djebar’s work further.

How could a woman speak aloud, even in Arabic, unless on the threshold of extreme age? The flesh flakes gyerra and with it, seemingly, the last shreds ofunwritten language of my childhood. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Such a rich text but entirely too academic-ish for me. Jan 30, Gyerra rated it really liked it. Dec 27, Nicole G.

They are both joyful and devastating fractures. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. While the man still has the right to four legitimate wives, we girls, big and little, have at our command four languages to express desire before all that is left for us is sighs and moans: This narrative from multiple viewpoints in time and space struggles with an undiffe I quite loved amorre raising of women’s voices that plays with the deeply collective nature of their experience.


I suspect that could be true for many readers. The collection of stories includes accounts of the original arrival of the French to Algeria’s north Mediterranean shore inand provides vivid descriptions of the atrocities of the conquest–attempted genocide of Algerian tribes who hid in caves and died when French forces set fires outside the entrances to smoke them out.

It’s a piece of literature that defies easy categorization. Discusses the strength and importance of the role of women in this time of revolution and struggle.

L’Amour, La fantasia, Assia Djebar – Lettres & Arts

It was pieces, reflections and some well researched information about a subject many of us in the UK know little. So, why, then, didn’t Djebar write the story amofe this painful history from to and beyond in Arabic?

Djebar interweaves stories from across cultures, genders and time in order to create a history of Algeria that focuses on being inclusive and understanding that good and bad are in everyone. This is a really beautiful book. She published her first four novels in France, between and An Algerian Cavalcadebecause it shows Djebar’s extraordinary enfolding of the feminist, political, and sexual in almost every paragraph: It is a layered approach, the conflict between two worldsa conflict that entered even into the author’s soul it is effective poetically, but not as prose In these early assiaa of my sentimental education, our secret correspondence is carried on in French: Simplistic as this may be, first and foremost, I want to be told a story of people I can relate to and empathize with so that all the history and insight into a culture will not only become meaningful to me as a person but will also lift me up to become a better, wiser me.

It is hard to know to what extent the book is autobiographical. Their words must be mined for the reality, we must forge the Algerian view from the ‘ore’.

Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

Apparently, there is a second and third book in asxia series, but I’m not sure if those are more novel-like or much like Fantasia. While reading it, there was a danger of me finishing the book and thinking “Why did I bother? I will certainly need to revisit this text to get more out from it.


The Fantasia she wishes dead, that Djebar celebrates the death knell of, is ultimately a product of both the colonial violence that has kept Algeria in states of violence for nearly years, and the masculinity that prioritizes honor in the form of dead or brutalized women and tradition over a reading of Islam grounded in love. So we have a book which is amkre and praised by the literary establishment despite its radical inversion of colonial structures Writing does not silence the voice, but awakens it, above all to resurrect so many vanished sisters.

But, Gosh, darn it! Djebar mixes her own autobiography with historical sources from the 19th century and discussions with women who remember the struggle for independence, and what came before and after it.

Words again unite the Algerian women and men who fought France in the s. Somehow Djebar manages to do the impossible: This made for a very frustrating read at times, but in the end the pieces all came guerr like a mosaic, all the more beautiful and intriguing for the confusion and diversity of its materials.

Thankfully there’s none of that, at least on the part of the author.

What is the first chapter about? Inshe vjebar to Algeria to report on the first days of the country’s independence. Some of the pi Closer to 3.

Ik mis alleen wat, maar ik weet niet precies wat ik mis. And to those who have been silenced. However, in all things there are positives: