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Abstract: Tactical Silence in the Novels of Malika Mokeddem
  • Jane E Evans, University of Texas at El Paso

Michel de Certeau's model of strategies and tactics, applied to a postcolonial assessment of both Algerian literature in French as well as Algerian women's sterotyped silence, has prompted this exploration of how the manipulation of silence may be used to challenge a gender-differentiated power system. This book considers the effects of practical silence on the lives of Malika Mokeddem's female protagonists in the following novels: (1990), Siècle des sauterelles> (1992), (1993), Rêves et des assassins> (1995), lézarde> (1998), (2001), (2003), (2006), and < Je dois tout à ton oubli> (2008).

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Kathleen Gyssels and Christa Stevens
Citation Information
Jane E Evans. Abstract: Tactical Silence in the Novels of Malika Mokeddem. Amsterdam(2010)
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