Search Results: "Assia Djebar"


BOOK REVIEW

SO VAST THE PRISON by Assia Djebar
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A moving if schematic celebration of female empowerment and endurance."
So Vast The Prison ($24.95; Nov.; 320 pp.;1-58322-009-7): An affecting tale from a successful Algerian-born novelist, educator, and filmmaker in which an Arabic woman's escape—from both a brutal husband and the traditional domestic role assigned her by the culture—leads to her liberation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Djebar is reputed to be a leading Nobel Prize candidate. Reading this replete, stirring novel, one can understand why."
A chaotic and perilous day in the life of a North African village is depicted in this taut 1962 novel, written in French by the Algerian-born author (So Vast a Prison, 1999, etc.) and filmmaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN OF ALGIERS IN THEIR APARTMENT by Assia Djebar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"As much a critique as a picture of a society, Djebar's debut- -plus its informative afterword—is an elegant and evocative introduction to a too little-known world."
Algerian-born writer and filmmaker Djebar, now living in France, makes her American debut with a collection offering memorable portraits of Arabic women in a time of change. Read full book review >