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Waiting for Fatima to become Sophie
The time of waiting in Al-kāfira by ‘Alī Badr

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: LiCArC Littérature et culture arabes contemporaines
    2018, n° 6
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  • Author: Sciortino (Maria-Grazia)
  • Abstract: The analysis here is focused on “waiting” as the time of narration in the novel Al-kāfira by ‘Alī Badr and as a means of denouncing the misogynist mentality imposed by the mutašaddidīn musallaḥīn who control the village where Fāṭima-Sophie spent her childhood and adolescence. In this climate of political repression and social oppression, the literary representation of waiting becomes a metaphor for an existential condition and an identity that is both individual and collective.
  • Pages: 25 to 37
  • Journal: Contemporary Arabic Literature and Culture, n° 6

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-08529-4
  • ISSN: 2426-8852
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-08529-4.p.0025
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Online parution: 11-23-2018
  • Periodicity: Annual
  • Language: English
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