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Fadia Faqir’s Pillars of Salt
“Restorying” Women’s Identities

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: LiCArC
    2014, n° 2
    . Littérature et culture arabes contemporaines. La quête de l’identité dans la littérature arabe contemporaine : de l’altération identitaire au retour à Soi
  • Author: Ammary (Silvia)
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  • Abstract: Pillars of Salt presents two women, locked in a mental asylum in Jordan for having rebelled against masculine will. Through traditional Arabic narrative, these marginalised women find a voice which, exceeding time and space, can be transmitted to the next generation. Their identity is restored through a triple narrative which confers a profound texture to a history which weaves together past and present, reality and myth, mental health and madness, and suppression and rebellion.
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  • Pages: 181 to 190
  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-3216-3
  • ISSN: 2426-8852
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-3217-0.p.0181
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection / Journal: Contemporary Arabic Literature and Culture, n° 2
  • Parution date: 11-13-2014
  • Last edition: 2014
  • Language: English

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