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Most of her works deal with obstacles faced by women, and she is noted for her feminist stance. She is "frequently associated with women's writing movements, her novels are clearly focused on the creation of a genealogy of Algerian women, and her political stance is virulently anti-patriarchal as much as it is anti-colonial. For the entire body of her work she was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. She was often named as a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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By Jane Hiddleston. Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, This thorough and concise study of the novels and short stories by famed Algerian writer Assia Djebar charts the evolution of her works from an early focus on the construction of Algerian identity in the s and s to an interest in developing a female Algerian identity-in-relation in the s and early s, to a final pessimism about the descent of Algeria into Islamist and state violence directed at intellectuals, women and the people between the mids and early s.

Hiddleston's theoretical framework is heavily influenced by Peter Hallward's distinction which she redefines slightly between the singular and the specific and by Jean-Luc Nancy's concept of the singular-plural. This framework leads her to argue that Djebar's works have been moving away from seeking to construct an identity grounded in Algerian specificity and toward grieving for an increasingly lost Algeria. Although the argument had merit, the chronological organization seems at times a bit too forcibly linear.

In contrast to many book-length studies of Djebar's works that tend to heavily paraphrase the texts, Hiddleston maintains a tight focus on proving her hypothesis in a series of intelligent readings. However, the quality of the contribution to Djebar scholarship is somewhat uneven.

A number of the researchers listed in the bibliography are never mentioned in the text, and some scholars whose analysis would have supported Hiddleston's and allowed her to further her argument such as Patricia Geesey, Andrea Page, George Lang and Carine Bourget are omitted entirely from the list. Chapters 4 and 5 on grieving and being haunted by Algeria provide by far the most insightful contribution.

Overall, this book is a welcome addition to the ever-growing scholarship on Djebar's works. It is written in accessible language and will be of interest to faculty and students in francophone postcolonial studies.

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By Jane Hiddleston. Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, This thorough and concise study of the novels and short stories by famed Algerian writer Assia Djebar charts the evolution of her works from an early focus on the construction of Algerian identity in the s and s to an interest in developing a female Algerian identity-in-relation in the s and early s, to a final pessimism about the descent of Algeria into Islamist and state violence directed at intellectuals, women and the people between the mids and early s. Hiddleston's theoretical framework is heavily influenced by Peter Hallward's distinction which she redefines slightly between the singular and the specific and by Jean-Luc Nancy's concept of the singular-plural. This framework leads her to argue that Djebar's works have been moving away from seeking to construct an identity grounded in Algerian specificity and toward grieving for an increasingly lost Algeria.

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In her later years, Djebar was the first writer from North Africa to be accepted into the Academie Francaise, and acted as a professor of Francophone literature at New York University. She died in February Speaking neither for nor to her subaltern sisters, Djebar speaks with them, emphasizing the collective nature of female expression. And speak for them? Shall I not at best find dried-up streams?

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