Nejma Author Nayyirah Waheed
ISBN-10 1494493322
Year 2014-06-17
Pages 178
Language en

all of theunsleeping. gold sweeping. poems.i have in my hands.

Century of Locusts

Century of Locusts Author Malika Mokeddem
ISBN-10 0803283067
Year 2006-01
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press

What first appears as a tiny moving shadow, no bigger than a fly, on the dazzling horizon slowly reveals itself as the grim shape of violence and death; in the destruction left behind?the mother?s broken body, the hidden child, the crying infant?begins the story of wandering and loss, of exile and desolation that sounds all the sad echoes of disappearing Bedouin life. Set in the first half of the twentieth century, Malika Mokeddem?s Century of Locusts combines the magic of exquisitely wrought desert landscapes, the intrigue of Bedouin tales of madmen and poets, and the personal pain of exile and isolation to evoke a way of life destroyed by the scourge of settler colonialism. The book tells the braided tales of those left to resist: a wandering poet and his mute, stricken daughter, Yasmine; the lunatic Majnoun; and Majnoun's murderous sidekick, Hassan, who twitches and squints with malevolence, lurking along the story?s shadowy borders. Rippling ever outward with allusions and echoes, the tale eventually encompasses Algeria?s legendary past, its colonial injustices, and its uncertain future, even as Mokeddem?s poetry and deft touch confer life and hope on the ravaged body of this desert land.

The Wandering Princes

The Wandering Princes Author Maria Aragon
ISBN-10 9781257056989
Year 2011-04-01
Pages 351
Language en

In a Disney fairy tales inspired collection of adventures, six young men - the 'Princes' of the title, go out to make lives for themselves and get caught up in all sorts of adventures.

J M G Le Cl zio Et la M taphore Exotique

J M G  Le Cl  zio Et la M  taphore Exotique Author Bruno Thibault
ISBN-10 9789042026469
Year 2009-01
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher Rodopi

J.M.G. Le Clézio et la métaphore exotique propose une analyse détaillée et approfondie de l'œuvre de J.M.G. Le Clézio, prix Nobel de littérature 2008. La question de la « métaphore exotique » sert ici de fil conducteur et permet d'éclairer le corpus leclézien d'un triple point de vue textuel, anthropologique et psychanalytique. L'inscription problématique de l'espace et du voyage domine en effet toute la production littéraire de Le Clézio ; et cette inscription s'accompagne d'une certaine ambiguïté générique. D'une part l'analyse montre que l'écriture du voyage fonctionne chez Le Clézio, comme chez Segalen, comme une « écriture des limites », c'est-à-dire comme un déplacement du sujet et du sens. Mais d'autre part l'analyse montre que l'écriture du voyage dessine chez Le Clézio un rapport singulier et ambivalent à l'espace postmoderne, au désenchantement du monde et à la disparition des grands mythes fondateurs, interrogeant l'acte même de la création littéraire. A la fois humaniste et antidogmatique, l'œuvre de J.M.G. Le Clézio se situe ainsi de façon originale dans les marges des grands mouvements littéraires du XXe et du XXIe siècle, du Nouveau Roman des années 60 à la « littérature-monde » d'aujourd'hui.

Borders Exiles Diasporas

Borders  Exiles  Diasporas Author Elazar Barkan
ISBN-10 0804729050
Year 1998
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Stanford University Press

How do the concepts “border,” “exile,” and “diaspora” shape individual and group identities across cultures? Taking this question as a point of departure, this wide-ranging volume explores the ways that people create and represent a home away from home. Throughout, the authors emphasize the multiple subjectivities, cultural displacements, and identity politics that have characterized the postcolonial and post-World War II eras. They simultaneously affirm and challenge previous understandings of these three terms, and they investigate their malleability—the extent to which they apply to diverse communities. Once the idea of diaspora is dissociated from the historical experiences of a particular group of people, it becomes a universal designation, applicable to all displaced groups. This understanding of diaspora also allows for the creation of a “nonnormative” intellectual community, one experienced by many contemporary critics and with which they identify. In the postcolonial context, a global “middle voice” emerges that incorporates the critic and his or her identity as the participant-observer of the discourses on identity. As personal narratives transcend the autobiographical, they become indispensable guarantors of a free theoretical field, without a priori boundaries. The diaspora’s voice is thus national and cultural, but it lacks the nation or the geographical definition that would constrain its subject. The essays in this volume approach the ideas of border, exile, and diaspora primarily as subjects of literary representations while recognizing the political stakes of diasporic identity. They synthesize the poetic with the political, but they also probe the existential consequences of displacement and cultural dislocation. The essays compel us to examine, within a dialogical complex, antagonistic but concurrent phenomena endowed with a new internal logic. This volume serves as a canvas representing the open-ended, discontinuous, and syncretic nature of the postmodern world. Rather than give definitive answers, the essays provide contingent responses to the myriad questions about culture, identity, and language embedded in modern history.

Questioning French Secularism

Questioning French Secularism Author Jennifer Selby
ISBN-10 9781137011329
Year 2016-04-06
Pages 247
Language en
Publisher Springer

Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, this book examines how contemporary secularism in France is positioned as a guarantor of women’s rights. Selby argues that the complex “fetishization” of headscarves in public, governmental, and feminist French discourse positions publicly-visible Muslim women in ways that obscure their engagement with laïcité (French secularism).


Salt Author Nayyirah Waheed
ISBN-10 1492238287
Year 2013-09-24
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace


Panorama francophone 1 Student Book

Panorama francophone 1 Student Book Author Danièle Bourdais
ISBN-10 9781107572492
Year 2015-08-31
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

The Panorama francophone suite covers everything you need for the two year Ab Initio French course for the IB Language B programme


Ifriqiya Author Binous, Jamila
ISBN-10 9783902782410
Year 2015-06-08
Pages 309
Language en
Publisher Museum With No Frontiers, MWNF (Museum Ohne Grenzen)

Through the Lion Gate

Through the Lion Gate Author Eleanor Nicholson
ISBN-10 9781462807734
Year 2003-04-17
Pages 403
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation

An American woman gives up her job at Paramount Pictures, Inc.Hollywood, California and follows her husband to the oil fields of Saudi Arabia, an underdeveloped country of the nineteen fifties. She lives in a fenced in compound, isolated from the veiled and shrouded local women. Her open face and twentieth century manners disturb the simplicity of village life, and the black robed figures run from her. She determines to find a place for herself in this closed society. Thus she challenges the tabus, Oil Company directives, religious zealots, armed soldiers and guards of the Royal Hareem. Under a veil of secrecy, she becomes friends with the family of the Governor of the Eastern Province, first cousins of the King. One day a Princess tells her : ?There is a Prince who wants to marry your daughter.? Was this the crowning glory of success, or had she dug herself too deeply into a society she could not accept as her own.


Bone Author Yrsa Daley-Ward
ISBN-10 9780143132615
Year 2017
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Penguin

From the celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poignant collection of autobiographical poems about the heart, life, and the inner self. Bone. Visceral. Close to. Stark. The poems in Yrsa Daley-Ward's collection bone are exactly that: reflections on a particular life honed to their essence--so clear and pared-down, they become universal. From navigating the oft competing worlds of religion and desire, to balancing society's expectations with the raw experience of being a woman in the world; from detailing the experiences of growing up as a first generation black British woman, to working through situations of dependence and abuse; from finding solace in the echoing caverns of depression and loss, to exploring the vulnerability and redemption in falling in love, each of the raw and immediate poems in Daley-Ward's bone resonate to the core of what it means to be human. "You will come away bruised. You will come away bruised but this will give you poetry." Foreword by Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division

L homme qui ha ssait les femmes

L homme qui ha  ssait les femmes Author Elise Fontenaille
ISBN-10 9782246785910
Year 2011-05-04
Pages 180
Language fr
Publisher Grasset

Montréal, décembre 1989. Un matin comme les autres à Polytechnique. Soudain, en plein cours, un jeune homme fait irruption dans une salle, et tout bascule. Il sort de son sac un fusil, abat toutes les filles de la classe, et va poursuivre son carnage dans les couloirs de l'école. Il ne vise que les femmes. Au total, il en tuera quatorze, avant de retourner l'arme contre lui. Pourquoi cette folie meurtrière, chez un garçon apparemment sans histoires ? Par haine des féministes. Elles lui ont — écrivait-il avant de se tuer — gâché la vie... A partir d'un fait divers qui traumatisa le Québec, Elise Fontenaille dresse le portrait d'un enfant brûlé. Et ausculte une société qui en moins d'une génération est passée cu catholicisme tout-puissant à un féminisme triomphant, non sans heurts.

De nos propres ailes

De nos propres ailes Author Kinga Wyrzykpwska
ISBN-10 9782747076210
Year 2017-01-04
Pages 350
Language fr
Publisher Bayard Jeunesse

L'équipe de volley du lycée Saint-Exupéry vient de réaliser son rêve : elle a gagné la Coupe de France Heaven et va partir disputer la finale internationale à La Désirade ! Depuis cinq ans, les filles s'entraînaient pour cette coupe. Elle sont six amies inséparables. Et puis, il y a Gladys, la remplaçante, qui vient d'arriver dans l'équipe et ne s'est pas intégrée au groupe. Dans le RER qui les ramène chez elles, les amies ont du mal à contenir leur joie. Elle sont si excitées que l'une d'elles, Tina, tombe dans un escalator et se casse l'épaule. C'est donc Gladys qui la remplacera à La Désirade. Les filles ne peuvent pas envisager que Tina ne les accompagne pas et décident donc de mettre en place une cagnotte pour payer son billet d'avion. Il leur reste 3 mois pour rassembler 1000 euros. Elles se réuniront donc chaque mois et verseront une somme fixe dans la cagnotte. Chacune s'applique à trouver le montant nécessaire, mais dès le premier mois, le malaise affleure : certaines n'apportent pas assez, d'autres trop pour se mettre en avant... Puis un jour, la cagnotte, cachée dans un casier du gymnase, disparaît... Seule l'une des sept filles a pu faire le coup, mais qui, et pourquoi ?