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An Algerian Cavalcade by Assia Djebar.

You will never heal all those traumas, you will never be able to bandage all the wounds and maybe there is some truth to that but she doesn’t know that she gave the first stepping stone and that now,we have the smallest chance, but a chance, at finding healing at the end of the tunnel.

Some of the pi Closer to 3.

Inshe returned to Algeria to report on the first days of the country’s independence. The words and images struck me with force; each scene felt vivid and immediate. Highly challenging; a love letter to Algeria and to the women of that country.

L’Amour, La fantasia, Assia Djebar

However, in all things there are positives: Indeed, for her, the failure to fully possess either her country or her own body are one and debar same thing. Yes, in spite of the tumult of my people all around, I already hear, even before it arises and pierces the harsh sky, I head the death cry in the Fantasia.


It’s not something that I would have picked up had it not been a recommendation, but it was interesting and a novel that I will think about in the future.

Thankfully there’s none of that, at least on the part of the author. How could a woman speak aloud, even dnebar Arabic, unless on the threshold of extreme age? So we have a book which is inaccessible and praised by the literary establishment despite its radical inversion of colonial structures Her prose sometimes has the detachment of an historian, sometimes the immediacy of personal confession, sometimes the intoxication of a poet—but a normal novel this is not.

I was considerably less interested in her autobiographical chapters, in the precocious observations of the privileged young child who escapes the veil through reading and scholarship.

L’Amour, La fantasia, Assia Djebar – Lettres & Arts

Dec 06, Claire rated it really liked it Shelves: Broadly, djebqr text juxtaposes the violence of Algerian colonization, both physical and intellectual, with the violence of the harem. An Algerian Cavalcade is djebaf of her most famous novels for good reason; Djebar artfully addresses themes such as the written, formal language of French versus the oral traditions of Berber tribes, the colonized Algerians versus the French colonizers, self versus the other, and cultural traditions – such asssia women wearing veils and staying indoors- versus self expression and emancipation.

Hordes of interpreters, geographers, ethnographers, linguists, botanists, diverse scholars and professional scribblers will swoop down aomre this new prey. I’d like to offer the rest of the chapter in the English version by Dorothy S. Djebar mixes her own autobiography with historical sources from the 19th century and discussions with women who remember the struggle for independence, and what came before It’s beautifully written – I haven’t come across an author who can write so poetically and brilliantly since I read Steinbeck years ago.


Most of the voices heard in this book are those of Algerian women. This is a really beautiful book.

I quite loved this raising of women’s voices that plays with the deeply collective nature of their experience. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

In each chapter, it required effort to discover the identity of the narrator. This is a difficult book to review. Is all knowledge written in French, even if written by a post Colonial Al This book is very well written and crushingly literary. A young woman joining the struggle.

Do I even understand it?

Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade by Assia Djebar

Want to Read saving…. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Apr 17, Lindsay rated it it was amazing.