Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Algeria's independence,Polygraphies is significant and timely in its focus on autobiographical writingsby seven of the most prominent francophone women writers from Algeria today, including MassaBey, Hlne Cixous, Assia Djebar, and Malika Mokeddem. These authors witnessed both the",before", and ",after", of the colonial experience in their land, and their fictional and theoreticaltexts testify to the lasting impact of this history. From a variety of personal perspectives andbackgrounds, each writer addresses linguistic, religious, and racial issues of crucial contemporaryimportance in Algeria. Alison Rice engages their work from a range of disciplines, striving both toheighten our sensitivity to the plurality inherent in their texts and to move beyond a true/falsedichotomy to a wealth of possible truths, all communicated in writing.
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