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Auteur: Djebar, Assia
Titel: Children Of The New World
Sub titel: A Novel Of The Algerian War

Assia Djebar, the most distinguished woman writer to emerge from the Arab world, and a top candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, wrote Children of the New World following her own involvement in the Algerian resistance to colonial French rule. This long-overdue first English translation coincides with the 50th anniversary of the start of the Algerian war and with the growing insurgency in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East. Like the classic film The Battle of Algiers, which is enjoying renewed interest in the face of world events, Djebar's novel sheds light on current world conflicts, as it reveals a determined Arab insurgency against foreign occupation from the inside out. From there, Djebar focuses on the experiences of women drawn into the politics of resistance. Her novel recounts the interlocking lives of women in a rural Algerian town, who find themselves joined in solidarity and empower each other to engage in the fight for independence. Narrating the resistance movement from a variety of perspectives, from those of traditional wives to liberated students to political organizers, Djebar powerfully depicts the circumstances that drive oppressed communities to violence, and, at the same time, movingly reveals the tragic costs of war.
2005, 233 pag., Euro 15
, , ISBN 1558615105


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