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N'zid de Malika Mokeddem ou la (re)-naissance d'un être féminin

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This article is a literary analysis of Malika Mokeddem's last novel N'Zid. Characterised by a history woven around the identical collection, N'zid evokes Algeria's recent tragedy, and an awareness of the plural identity of the novelist. Many elements such as individuals, places and spaces contribute to the development of the memorial order by assuring the novelist not only of the construction but also the examination of her own space. For example, the sea is seen by the novelist as an ascent order in the memory and a dream, both as a movement of opening and revival. This place of freedom on which the protagonist Nora roams in search of absolute or of neglect, succeeds in transcending the pain of the separation with the original place, Algeria. This latter whose maternity is a deep tear is the one who grows to a total detachment. For Malika Mokeddem being in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea far from her soiled and bruised native land is felt as a revival – not as a death.


Language: French

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2003-02-01

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