Derderian looks at the large North African population in France and their attempts for recognition in a country which has long denied its rich immigration past and present. He considers how the North African community has developed from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, especially in their political and cultural initiatives. Derderian examines the radio station Radio Beur and the television show La Famille Ramdam , as well as political initiatives and the role of ethnic minorities in defining prominent French sites of memory such as the working-class suburbs or banlieues and the Algerian War. Based largely on oral history, Derderian draws from a wealth of interviews with North African artists and creators as well as various French cultural actors.
Nostalgia and the City in French Algerian Literature
Author: Seth Graebner
Pubpsher: Lexington Books
Category: Literary Criticism
This is the third, substantially revised edition of this important monograph. The book is concerned with Kac–Moody algebras, a particular class of infinite-dimensional Lie algebras, and their representations. It is based on courses given over a number of years at MIT and in Paris, and is sufficiently self-contained and detailed to be used for graduate courses. Each chapter begins with a motivating discussion and ends with a collection of exercises, with hints to the more challenging problems.
This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.
Celebrating the explosion of French culture of recent times, XCITes captures the storms of passion and literary creativity of today's young writers from France, gathering together in English for the first time their distinctive and diverse voices of resistance, rebellion and change, to inflame and to inspire. a man lays down his prayer-mat in the middle of a Parisian ring-road in the rush-hour, looks east to Mecca and is carted off in a straitjacket ... two feisty girls after up to a bovine, sweaty stranger his fantasy, only to fulfil theirs ... a trashed, thirtysomething poser unwittingly saves the life of the star DJ's ex at the opening of a chic Parisian club ... a bored office-worker sees the world in a new light when his fingers are clamped around the gun in his pocket ... in an arid African town, an old man chews khat all afternoon, while madmen prowl the streets foretelling the future ...