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The Poor Man's Son: Menrad, Kabyle Schoolteacher

The Poor Man's Son: Menrad, Kabyle Schoolteacher


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ISBN-13: 9780813923260
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Series: CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature translated from the French Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A tireless author and educator, Mouloud Feraoun (1913-62) was assassinated by a French terrorist group only three days before the cease-fire that marked the beginning of Algerian independence. His Journal, 1955-1962: Reflections on the French-Algerian War was published posthumously to great acclaim. James D. Le Seur is Associate Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lucy R. McNair is a translator living in New York City.

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""Feraoun's novel is more than just a testimony in which he recounts the daily life of his Berber mountain village, the emigration of his father to Paris, and especially his adolescent efforts to succeed in becoming a teacher rather than a simple shepherd. Through its austere authenticity and the modesty of its form, it became a classic for young Algerians, and marked, moreover, the birth of the post-colonial Francophone literature of the Maghreb." -- Assia Djebar, author of The Women of Algiers in their Apartment

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