Intellectual and literary language controversies of the Algerian post-colonial novel in French expression

Other Title(s)

إشكالات اللغة الفكرية و الأدبية في الرواية الجزائرية المكتوبة باللغة الفرنسية في المرحلة ما بعد الكولونيالية

Author

Bu Dirsah, Hamzah

Source

Ichkalat in Language and Literature Review Ishkelet : Revue des Études Linguistiques et Litéraires

Issue

Vol. 9, Issue 5 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.628-645, 18 p.

Publisher

University Center of Tamanghasset Institute of arts and languages

Publication Date

2020-12-31

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

18

Main Topic

Languages
Literature

Topics

Abstract EN

This paper aims at nuancing the issue of French language in literature, as being considered one of the most-heated controversies with reference to other literary and intellectual debates between Algerian writers in the post-colonial period.

The paper stresses the importance of the language to 'universalize' Algerian experiences and discourses, pertinent to the Algerian socio-historical context, through literature.

The issue of language, therefore, calls for highlighting other matters pertinent to: audience, genuine socio-historical themes and valid Algerian-centric theoretical paradigms.

Ultimately, the paper finds that the impact of European criteria of literary critique inherited from the colonizer epistemologies and philosophies is so clear on the Algerian novel.

We urge, then, a recommending call to 'decolonize' them as a prelude to 'liberation' of the Algerian literature.

Writing the Algerian novel in French had better not to be 'ideologically' considered a curse, but rather booty.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Bu Dirsah, Hamzah. 2020. Intellectual and literary language controversies of the Algerian post-colonial novel in French expression. Ichkalat in Language and Literature Review Ishkelet : Revue des Études Linguistiques et Litéraires،Vol. 9, no. 5, pp.628-645.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-983370

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Bu Dirsah, Hamzah. Intellectual and literary language controversies of the Algerian post-colonial novel in French expression. Ichkalat in Language and Literature Review Ishkelet : Revue des Études Linguistiques et Litéraires Vol. 9, no. 5 (Dec. 2020), pp.628-645.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-983370

American Medical Association (AMA)

Bu Dirsah, Hamzah. Intellectual and literary language controversies of the Algerian post-colonial novel in French expression. Ichkalat in Language and Literature Review Ishkelet : Revue des Études Linguistiques et Litéraires. 2020. Vol. 9, no. 5, pp.628-645.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-983370

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 641

Record ID

BIM-983370