By Lia Nicole Brozgal
The paintings of Tunisian Jewish highbrow Albert Memmi, like that of many francophone Maghrebian writers, is frequently learn as thinly veiled autobiography. wondering the present physique of feedback, which keeps this interpretation of such a lot fiction produced through francophone North African writers, Lia Nicole Brozgal indicates how such interpretations of Memmi’s texts imprecise their now not inconsiderable theoretical possibilities.
Calling consciousness to the ambiguous prestige of autobiographical discursive and textual parts in Memmi’s paintings, Brozgal shifts the focal point from the writer to theoretical questions. Against Autobiography locations Memmi’s writing and idea in discussion with numerous significant severe shifts within the overdue twentieth-century literary and cultural panorama. those shifts comprise the situation of the authorial topic; the interrogation of the shape of the radical; the resistance to the hegemony of imaginative and prescient; and the critique of colonialism. exhibiting how Memmi’s novels and essays produce theories that resonate either inside and past their unique contexts, Brozgal argues for permitting works of francophone Maghrebi literature to be learn as advanced literary gadgets, that's, now not easily as ethnographic curios yet as producing parts of literary concept all alone terms.