Immigration and Identity in Beur Fiction: Voices from the North African Immigrant Community in France

Immigration and Identity in Beur Fiction: Voices from the North African Immigrant Community in France

by Alec G. Hargreaves
     
 

Narrative works by second-generation Maghrebis in France, popularly known as Beurs, are a vibrant part of the rapidly growing field of post-colonial literature. This expanded and updated edition of Alec Hargreaves' ground-breaking study combines careful analysis of the formal structures of Beur fiction with a wealth of insights derived from interviews with the

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Narrative works by second-generation Maghrebis in France, popularly known as Beurs, are a vibrant part of the rapidly growing field of post-colonial literature. This expanded and updated edition of Alec Hargreaves' ground-breaking study combines careful analysis of the formal structures of Beur fiction with a wealth of insights derived from interviews with the authors and extensive access to unpublished writings.

First published in hardback in 1991, the book is now being produced in paperback to cater for the high level of interest expressed in the hardback edition.

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"... Alec G. Hargreaves has produced the most conclusive study to date of North African Immigrant literature in France" —Jourbanal of European Studies

"The historical and social background is lucidly described, and the author has profitably used both unpublished material and personal interviews with the writers and their families ... signalling a rich and exciting new phenomenon on the French literary scene." —Forum for Modern Language Studies

"... the first study of its kind in English, and an important contribution to the field of "the literature of immigration." Alex Hargreaves's comprehensive overview, coupled with an excellent bibliography, makes it a valuable tool for both scholar and general reader." —Research in African Literatures

Journal of European Studies

... Alec G. Hargreaves has produced the most conclusive study to date of North African Immigrant literature in France
Forum for Modern Language Studies

The historical and social background is lucidly described, and the author has profitably used both unpublished material and personal interviews with the writers and their families ... signalling a rich and exciting new phenomenon on the French literary scene.
Research in African Literatures

... the first study of its kind in English, and an important contribution to the field of "the literature of immigration." Alex Hargreaves's comprehensive overview, coupled with an excellent bibliography, makes it a valuable tool for both scholar and general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859731482
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Berg French Studies Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

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