The Construction of Marginalities and Narrative Imaginary in Mohamed Zafzaf’s Texts

The Postcolony in Secrets and Intimacies
by Lhoussain Simour (Author)
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This book works on the interface between literature, culture, and discourse. It is entirely devoted to the reading of some of Zafzāf’s novels that came out in the early 1970s and in the late 1980s, and attempts to chart the trajectory of the aesthetic imaginary of an exceptional writing experience that marked out the literary and cultural landscape in Morocco and in the Arab world for long. Zafzāf and his writings are associated with aspects of the country's social contradictions, cultural transition, and political transformations, expressed through various aesthetic patterns that translate the crisis of the intellectual within a society weighed down by poverty, political instability, social conflict, and cultural disintegration. Given the relative scarcity of resources that are written in English about the Moroccan novel of Arabic expression, this work is an attempt to theorize and approach in an interdisciplinary manner a set of narratives that have not been previously explored in western academia. Using postcolonial discourse as approach and a metaphor of reading, it draws attention to the often-neglected texts in Moroccan literature of Arabic expression and explores their aesthetic, discursive, and cultural implications that rethink and disturb canonical formations of literary texts in Morocco. This book will be adopted in the now burgeoning fields of the Humanities, and will provide useful resources for courses about Moroccan Literature and culture.

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EPUB
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DRM Protected
Publication date
July 26, 2022
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Page count
168
ISBN
9781793645982
Paper ISBN
9781793645975

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