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Representations: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Biographies: Algeria: Francophone
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Algerian women's memoir writing represents a rich and varied genre, dispelling any monolithic notions of women as passive victims of colonial history or conceptual symbols of nationalist ideology. The dual connotation in French of memoir as writing and memory adds textual complexity to these writings, which bridge the gap between narrative discursiveness and the polyphonic ambiguity of…

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Mehta, Brinda, “Representations: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Biographies: Algeria: Francophone”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0662>
First published online: 2010

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