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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)
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  • 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.
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  • Pages: 25 to 37
  • ISBN: 978-2-406-08528-7
  • ISSN: 2270-7220
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-08529-4.p.0025
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection / Journal: Contemporary Arabic Literature and Culture, n° 6
  • Parution date: 11-23-2018
  • Last edition: 2018
  • Language: English

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