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22-08-2009

Writing Trauma: Assia Djebar’s Le Blanc de l’Algérie and “L’Attentat ” 

Christa Jones, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of French Department of Languages, Philosophy & Speech Communication Utah State University 

The Algerian people have been engulfed in a massive, collective trauma since the days of the 1831 French conquest of Algiers masterfully fictionalized in Assia Djebar’s L’Amour, la Fantasia, through the Algerian war of liberation in the 1950s and 1960s, and the 1990s brutal massacres. While the responses of colonized societies including Algeria to colonialism have “occupied a continuum from absolute complicity to violent rebellion, all of which can be seen to be post-colonial,” independence from French colonial rule has not given the Algerian people much respite from violence (Ashcroft 26).

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