Tunisian women's writing in French : the fight for emancipation : from Ben Ali's rise to power to the eve of the Tunisian Revolution, 1987-2011

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Full title: Tunisian women's writing in French : the fight for emancipation : from Ben Ali's rise to power to the eve of the Tunisian Revolution, 1987-2011 / Sonia Alba.
Main author: Alba, Sonia, (author.)
Format: Book           


Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The "Arab world" and the perserverance of stereotypes
  • Tunisia: overview
  • Why literature and why women's literature?
  • On language
  • On exile
  • On counterpublic theory
  • Authorial intention and the defence of anonymity
  • Shame and punishment in the autobiographical novel la retournée by Fawzia Zouari and in the novel Leïla ou la femme de l'aube by Sonia Chamkhi
  • Biographical information, synopsis of texts and narrative voices
  • The protagonists' "retournement" shame 55
  • The protagonists' "retournement" punishment
  • The contribution to a subaltern counterpublic in Tunisia by Zouari and Chamkhi
  • Not literature, only "almost" literature: essay writing in Une force qui demeure by Hélé Béji and in Les arabes, les femmes, la liberté by Sophie Bessis
  • Unsettling the modernity vs. tradition debate
  • The challenging of persistent traditional gender norms by Béji and Bessis
  • The contribution to a subaltern counterpublic in Tunisia by Béji and Bessis
  • The personal is political: old adage, new media. blog writing in a Tunisian girl by Lina ben Mhenni and in Nadia from Tunis by "Nadia"
  • Definition of genre: the blog or modern day diary
  • The intimate dimension of blog writing
  • The political dimension of blog writing
  • The contribution to a subaltern counterpublic in Tunisia by Ben Mhenni and Nadia
  • Conclusion.