Fantasia an Algerian Cavalcade

By: ASSIA DJEBAR, DOROTHY S. BLAIR

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In this stunning novel, Assia Djebar intertwines the history of her native Algeria with episodes from the life of a young girl in a story stretching from the French conquest in 1830 to the War of Liberation of the 1950s. The girl, growing up in the old Roman coastal town of Cherchel, sees her life in contrast to that of a neighboring French family, and yearns for more than law and tradition allow her to experience. Headstrong and passionate, she escapes from the cloistered life of her family to join her brother in the maquis' fight against French domination.

Djebar's exceptional descriptive powers bring to life the experiences of girls and women caught up in the dual struggle for independence - both their own and Algeria's.

Title: Fantasia an Algerian Cavalcade

Author Name: ASSIA DJEBAR, DOROTHY S. BLAIR

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Heinemann: January 1993

ISBN Number: 0435086219

ISBN Number 13: 9780435086213

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 20101108115837

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