Over the last four decades, the largest French-speaking state in North America, QuZbec, has nested more than a dozen vibrant modes of French expression created by members of the varied cultural communities that have settled there. Voices of Exile in Contemporary Canadian Francophone Literature examines the works of several first-generation Canadian authors originating from Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, and the Maghreb, who produced a trilingual literature that reflects the diversity of their cultural backgrounds. By casting a critical eye on the works of Saad Elkhadem, Naim Kattan, Abla Farhoud, Wajdi Mouawad, and HZdi Bouraoui, F. Elizabeth Dahab explores themes, styles, and structures that characterize the oeuvre of those authors. Dahab demonstrates that their mode is exile, and in so doing, she reveals the ways in which these writers seek to shape their art, using a host of innovative techniques that engage their renewed cultural identity.
|Series:||After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
F. Elizabeth Dahab is professor of comparative literature at California State University, Long Beach.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: The Odyssey of Québécois/Canadian Arabic Writers and Writing Chapter 2: Deprivation and Despair in Saad Elkhadem's Wings of Lead, The Plague, Trilogy of the Flying Egyptian, and One Night in Cairo Chapter 3: From Baghdad to Montréal via Paris: Naim Kattan and His Multiple Reality Chapter 4: Of Suffocated Minds and Tortured Hearts: The Universe of Abla Farhoud Chapter 5: Of Broken Promises and Mended Lives: The War–Torn World of Wajdi Mouawad Chapter 6: "Fragments and Enigmas": Hédi Bouraoui and La Femme d'entre les lignes Chapter 7 Conclusion