Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French

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Contents
Acknowledgementsvii
Copyright Acknowledgementsviii
Introduction: A Place in the Word1
1Life/Writing in the Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts9
Autobiography, Autobiographical Expression, Fictions of Identity9
Postcolonial Studies, the Postcolonial Subject and Motivated Reading Studies32
2Mouloud Feraoun: Life Story, Life-Writing, History53
Naming the Poor Man's Son: Identity and the Colonised Subject in Le Fils du pauvre59
Poverty, Knowledge and Self-Knowledge62
A Dialogue with Self and Others: Lettres à ses amis87
Witnessing History, the Self as Witness: Journal 1955–1962104
3Albert Memmi: Fictions of Identity and the Quest for Truth131
Negotiating a Jewish Identity: the Stationary Nomad135
Poverty, Self-Knowledge and Political Knowledge in La Statue de sel149
The Self as Writer in Le Scorpion ou la confession imaginaire176
4Abdelkébir Khatibi: The Deciphering of Memory and the Potential of Postcolonial Identity205
Writing and the Multiple Discourses of Selfhood209
Memory, Myth and the Postcolonial Subject in La Mémoire tatouée221
Writing Strategies and the Deciphering of a 'Tattooed Memory'237
5Assia Djebar: History, Selfhood and the Possession of Knowledge248
The (Re-)Possession of Knowledge and the Relationship to History in L'Amour, la fantasia258
Myth, Metaphor and the Power of Language287

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