Out of Algeria
Jane Hiddleston is a Lecturer and Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. She is also a Member of the executive committee of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies, and editor of the accompanying journal.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Early Years 2. War, Memory and Postcoloniality 3. Feminism and Women's Identity 4. Violence, Mourning and Singular Testimony 5. Haunted Algeria Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Jane Hiddleston's Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria is an impressive overview of the literary output of one of Algeria's most prolific writers. This study constitutes an indispensable resource for scholars and students alike with an interest in Djebar or, indeed, Algerian postcolonial literature generally.
The excellence of Hiddleston's research and writing bears testimony to a fine intelligence that promises an answer to come.
International Journal of Francophone Studies, Volume 11, Numbers 1 & 2
Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria is sure to occupy an important place. Hiddleston's book is worth every penny.
South Central Review, Vol. 25.3
Jane Hiddleston's broading-ranging, thoughtful monograph on the literary work (not the films) of Assia Djebar is a welcome addition to scholarship on a still under-discussed author. Performing an original and productive cross-fertilization between postcolonial (and, on occasion, Islamic) thought, and French theories of subjectivity, Hiddleston comprehensively treats the formidable body of Djebar's work...very important contribution to scholarship on Francophone literature.
Francophone Postcolonial Studies, 5.2
... a remarkable, comprehensive study of the celebrated francophone woman writer's literary trajectory.
Excellent… it will appeal greatly to academics and research students in the UK and North America as well as the rest of Europe as it gives an excellent overview of Djebar’s work.
Ana Medeiros University of Kent
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: October 1, 2006
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 6