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Fictionalizing Fiction Through The Metaphor Of (De)Construction In Kamel Daoud’S Meursault, Contre-Enquête, Mary Poteau-Tralie Sep 2019

Fictionalizing Fiction Through The Metaphor Of (De)Construction In Kamel Daoud’S Meursault, Contre-Enquête, Mary Poteau-Tralie

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Kamel Daoud’s Meursault, contre-enquête, employs the metaphor of (de)construction to disassemble and reconstruct Albert Camus’s L’Étranger on both the plot and lexical levels. Daoud creates a series of binary oppositions using Camus’s original building blocks. His literary rebuilding on the unsteady canonical foundation ultimately valorizes plurality in the retrospective reconstruction of Algeria’s past, and in an ever-deferred construction of its future. Daoud thus becomes inextricably part of the rebuilding process.


Pheng Cheah. What Is A World? On Postcolonial Literature As World Literature. Durham: Duke Up, 2016., Gregory R. Jackson Jun 2017

Pheng Cheah. What Is A World? On Postcolonial Literature As World Literature. Durham: Duke Up, 2016., Gregory R. Jackson

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Pheng Cheah. What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature. Durham: Duke UP, 2016.


Maryse Condé’S Heremakhonon As A Noir Novel, Irina Dzero Jan 2015

Maryse Condé’S Heremakhonon As A Noir Novel, Irina Dzero

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

A noir genre analysis of Heremakhonon explains the confusion, sensuality, red herrings, and flashbacks that permeate the novel, as well as the primacy of an investigation to the plot. Upon arriving in a newly independent West African country, protagonist Veronica witnesses the arrest of a political activist who opposed the ruling elite. When she investigates his disappearance, Veronica realizes that she is complicit with the elite perpetrators.


Fiona Barclay. Writing Postcolonial France. Haunting, Literature, And The Maghreb. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2011. Xliv + 152 Pp., Anna Rocca Jan 2014

Fiona Barclay. Writing Postcolonial France. Haunting, Literature, And The Maghreb. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2011. Xliv + 152 Pp., Anna Rocca

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Fiona Barclay. Writing Postcolonial France. Haunting, Literature, and the Maghreb. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2011. xliv + 152 pp.