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Algerian ImprintsEthical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous$
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Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172561

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.001.0001

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The Sound of Broken Memory

The Sound of Broken Memory

Djebar’s Women Fighters

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(p.87) Chapter Five The Sound of Broken Memory
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Algerian Imprints
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Brigitte Weltman-Aron

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.003.0005

Djebar considers how to testify about women's participation in the war of independence, by promoting a verbal exchange that deemphasizes the visual within the testimonial act between the survivor who speaks and the listener. This chapter also examines her use of a Roman mosaic as an allegory of the ways in which women's resistance should be historicized.

Keywords:   Documentary, Mosaic, Testimony, Trauma, War of independence, Women fighters

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