Memory in the Flesh

Memory in the Flesh

by Ahlam Mosteghanemi
     
 

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"This novel, the first to be written by an Algerian woman in Arabic, is concerned with Algeria's struggle against foreign domination as well as its post-independence struggle with itself and the fate of revolutionary ideals in a post-revolutionary society." The story, spanning more than four decades of Algerian history, from the 1940s to the 1980s, revolves around a… See more details below

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"This novel, the first to be written by an Algerian woman in Arabic, is concerned with Algeria's struggle against foreign domination as well as its post-independence struggle with itself and the fate of revolutionary ideals in a post-revolutionary society." The story, spanning more than four decades of Algerian history, from the 1940s to the 1980s, revolves around a love affair between Khaled, the middle-aged militant who turns to painting after losing his left arm in the struggle, and the fiction writer and young daughter of his friend the freedom fighter Si Taher, all brilliantly told through Khaled's voice.

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ISBN-13:
9789774247347
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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