A Practical Guide To French Harki Literature by Keith MoserA Practical Guide To French Harki Literature by Keith Moser

A Practical Guide To French Harki Literature

EditorKeith MoserContribution byGeraldine Enjelvin, Giulia Fabbiano

Hardcover | September 24, 2014

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays unites researchers from many divergent fields in a common effort to explore the complexity, diversity, and paradoxes of French Harki literature. Given the growing body of literature written by, for, and about the Harkis, this project begins to fill a significant research gap. Although French Harki literature continues to evolve and diversify with each passing day, this book represents the first systematic attempt to delineate the significance of this emerging field within the larger context of Francophone literature, migration studies, and diaspora studies. Furthermore, the invaluable contributions of noted historians which open the volume offer an essential theoretical framework which places Harki literature in its appropriate historical context on both sides of the Mediterranean. As the title of this collection unequivocally implies, this volume was intentionally designed to foster meaningful collaboration with scholars from disciplines such as French/Francophone literature, history, anthropology, and sociology in a common effort to create intellectually rigorous essays which are also accessible to a broad audience. A Practical Guide to French Harki Literature is a much-needed point of departure that strives to encourage other researchers to contribute to the conversation regarding the past and present repercussions of the construction of the social group known as the Harkis.
Keith Moser is associate professor of French at Mississippi State University.
Title:A Practical Guide To French Harki LiteratureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.33 × 6.47 × 0.93 inPublished:September 24, 2014Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739190091

ISBN - 13:9780739190098


Table of Contents

Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1. 1962-2014: The Historical Construction of Harki Literature Abderahmen MoumenChapter 2. Writing As Performance: Literary Production and The Stakes of MemoryGiulia FabbianoChapter 3. From the Colonization of Algeria to the Repatriation of the HarkisRégis PierretChapter 4. Making Sense of the Harki Past: Harki History, Collective Memory, and Historiography 1954-2013Laura SimsChapter 5. Harki Daughters' "Righting" Narratives: Resistance Identity and Littérature Naturelle?Geraldine EnjelvinChapter 6. Creating Shared Memories in Four Harki NarrativesSusan IrelandChapter 7. Autofictional Testimony: Writing in Place of the Father in Zahia Rahmani's MozeLaura ReeckChapter 8. In the Name of the Father: In the Voice of the OtherKenneth OlssonChapter 9. Two Literary Texts That Concretize the Goals of the "Harki Spring": Taking Aim at the Nefarious Effects of Institutional SilenceKeith MoserChapter 10. Reconstructing Harki Sites of Memory in the Graphic NovelJennifer HowellChapter 11. Refinding/redefining familial bonds: Farid Boudjellal's Le Cousin HarkiLucie Knight-SantosAppendix A: Interview with Mehdi CharefLaura ReeckTrans. Matt ReeckAppendix B: English Translation of Excerpts from MozeLaura ReeckAppendix C: First English Translation of J.M.G. Le Clézio's "The Child From Under the Bridge"Keith Moser

Editorial Reviews

A Practical Guide to French Harki Literature engages with a crucial yet still overlooked topic from a combined historical and literary perspective. Its contributions lead the way for a systematic study of Harki literature in the larger context of contemporary French-language writing.