This novel, written originally in Arabic, takes the reader through the emotional and political upheavals that beset Algeria from the s to the s by following. Cairo Press for the best recent novel in Arabic went in to the Algerian writer Ahlam Mosteghanemi for her novel Dhakirat Al-Jasad (Memory in the Flesh ). Memory in the Flesh by Ahlam Mosteghanemi, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The launch of the novel will turn out to be a huge literary and media frenzy event the writer will join on this occasion the group Hachette, which acquires the rights to publish her entire work in Arabic. Current issue Previous issue Site map. They were married in in Paris and settled there. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Baria Ahmar is a Lebanese journalist and translator who lives in Canada. Most of Ahlem’s work has been published in English by Bloomsbury Publishing which includes:.

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This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat It was features such as this convincing embodiment of a male voice alongside narrative techniques in which the author subtly mosteghnaemi the acheivements of world literature with that of local storytelling and traditional modes of narration that particularly impressed the judges who awarded this novel the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature. Mosteghanemi’s “legitimacy of madness” finds its best expression in the secret terrain of banned liberation movements and the dialectics of an impossible affair where the beloved evokes both a daughter figure and an actual mother.


But his verbal traces in Dhakirat Al-Jasadwhether in the name of the protagonist which is borrowed from the last novel mosteghnaemi Haddad or in allusions and intertextual references, marked in bold font, attest to the literary kinship between the two writers. A in Literature, the board of directors of the University of Algiers refused her enrolment for a Masters under the pretence that her freedom of expression had a negative impact on students.

The author points out to her readers from the very first page her filiation and affiliation. Entrusted once by her father, who was both his comrade-in-arms and political leader, to complete the formalities for her civil registration and to give her a name, he meets her again two decades later when she is a young woman, adorned in traditional Algerian jewelry, at the opening of an exhibit of his paintings in Paris.

The story, spanning more than four decades of Algerian history, from the s to the s, revolves around a love affair between Khaled, the middle-aged militant who turns to painting after losing his left arm in the struggle, and Hayat, the fiction writer and young daughter of his friend the freedom fighter Si Taher, all brilliantly told through Khaled’s voice.

Masters thesis, Concordia University. She settles her accounts beautifully with the white page and does justice to Haddad and all the Fkesh intellectuals who were denied the use of the maternal tongue in a creative mostghanemi.

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Moved by his reading, President Ben Bella will say from his exile: Memory in The Flesh. Book ratings by Goodreads. She lectured and worked as a visiting professor in many universities around the world including: Agents of Change pp.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This tormenting beloved — this Hayat who is a correlative of the East Algerian city Constantine, and by extension of the homeland Algeria — captivates, in the words of Hoda Wasfi, “by writing the self through the nation, by the double voice of body and language, and by combining the techniques of fictionalised autobiography with documentation, thus blurring the frontiers of genres and creating intertwining meanings”.


Her new novel, Fawdat Al-Hawas has a woman narrator, and is clearly a literary and historical sequel to the first, magnificent part of a trilogy. Nasser, the heroine’s brother rejects the marriage of convenience between his sister and the successful businessman. She is the author of two volumes of poetry and a second novel, Chaos of the Senses.

The love story is set between an armless painter and the daughter of his former commander encountered in Paris 25 years after the war.

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It is precisely this cross-referencing of father-daughter and mrmory relations which give the work a psychoanalytic dimension and overdetermines the symbolic connotations of the novel. The story, spanning more than four To date, more than one million copies have been sold across the Arabic-speaking world excluding pirated editions which vastly outnumber the legal editions in the Arab world.

Memory in the Flesh

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mosteghanmei He launched a literacy campaign all over the territory and supervised the distribution of agricultural land to the poorest. The massive bracelet reminds him of his dead mother while the very identity of Hayat reminds him of her militant father who became a martyr — all of which bring back to Khaled’s mind the past of Algeria and the present disappointments.

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