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Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: North Africa
(1,350 words)

In the field of fiction, the countries of the Maghrib (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia) are usually grouped together due to their common thematic preoccupations and linguistic characteristics, namely predominance of the French language. Egypt, although geographically part of North Africa, is usually studied with the literature of the eastern region of the Arab-Islamic Middle East. This entry highlights some of the common trends and themes treated by women fiction writers of the Maghrib, paying par…

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Khalil, Andrea, “Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0289e>
First published online: 2009

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