So Vast the Prison
By (author) Assia Djebar
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So Vast the Prison by Assia Djebar
Book DescriptionPaperback 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 DetailsISBN: 9781583220672
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publisher: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Assia Djebar
Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry, Paperback (April 2010)
A brutal yet delicate exposition of how warring worlds enact their battles upon women's lives.
So Vast the Prison, Hardback (November 1999)» View all books by Assia Djebar
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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