Francophone Maghrebi Jewish Literature
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1. The First Generations (1890s-1940s) 

The first generations of North African Jewish authors writing in French were educated in Francophone schools operated by the colonial administration in Algeria and the Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU)in Morocco and Tunisia during the late nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth. Francophone Maghrebi Jewish literature grew out of a mimetic drive to emulate the genres and constraints of …

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Johann Sadock, “Francophone Maghrebi Jewish Literature”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 19 October 2017
First published online: 2010



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