Children of the New World: A Novel of the Algerian War

Children of the New World: A Novel of the Algerian War

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A compelling war novel, as seen by women, sheds light on the current Iraq conflict.

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ISBN-13: 9781558615113
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: Women Writing the Middle East Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Renowned writer and filmmaker Assia Djebar was born and raised in Algeria. She authored several novels, including the critically lauded So Vast the Prison and Algerian White. She has won several awards for her work, including the prestigious International Neustadt Prize for Literature.

Marjolijn de Jager, PhD, is the translator of Djebar’s Algerian White and Women of Algiers in Their Apartment , which was honored by the American Literary Translators Association. She teaches at the Center for Foreign Languages and Translation at New York University.

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Children of the New World: A Novel of the Algerian War 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
shawnd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a story set in war-time Algeria. It follows the thoughts and feelings of a number of different townspeople, many of them women, as they and their relatives struggle with their Islamic faith, French colonial culture, and their war for independence. Topics include youth and coming of age, happiness, marriage, heritage, but all done subtly and without preaching. The book takes a while to really warm up, perhaps as many as 60 or 80 pages before the individual ingredients and characters become intertwined inextricably and passionately. It is well-written and at least once seems nihilistic and existential and faintly reminiscent of Camus--perhaps a coincidence. This is probably a must read for an African Literature course, very deep and also scales to other cultures as well.