So Vast the Prison by Assia Djebar
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So Vast the Prison
By Assia Djebar

So Vast the Prison

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So Vast the Prison by Assia Djebar

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Paperback edition of the most ambitious work to date by the writer that many now consider to be North Africa's most important literary voice. It tells the story of a modern, educated algerian woman, raised in the years of colonial oppression and the Algerian War. Tragedy and history are its subjects and particularly the condition of women in Islam. 'In this fiercely intelligent, intricate novel set in a tragic, bewitching Algeria, the tales Djebar unearths are richly detailed and gracefully told, a moving history of exile' - Publishers Weekly

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781583220672
ISBN-10: 1583220674
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 363
Imprint: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Assia Djebar

Children of the New World by Assia Djebar Children of the New World, Paperback (March 2006)

Talking about the world conflicts, this work focuses on the experiences of women drawn into the politics of resistance. It 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.

So Vast the Prison by Assia Djebar So Vast the Prison, Hardback (November 1999)

An Algerian living in exile and writing under a pseudonym plays the contradictions of her heroine's existence against the bloody carnage of Carthage, a great civilization to which the Berbers were once compared.

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Author Biography - Assia Djebar

With her Berber and Muslim roots, her accomplishments as an Arab woman at the highest echelons of Western society in France and America, and her relentless output as a novelist and filmmaker, ASSIA DJEBAR speaks for the women, the poor, victims of both terrorism and the "War on Terror" that began in Algeria forty years before it arrived on US soil, and provides a much needed alternative voice to the litanies of the "experts." Djebar won the Neustadt Prize in 1996, Germany's Peace Prize in 2000, and in 2005 became the first Arab woman elected to the Academie Francaise. She is Silver Professor of Francophone Literature and Civilization at NYU. Djebar lives in Paris and New York.

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