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Author Alba, Sonia, author.

Title The fight for emancipation : from Ben Ali's rise to power to the eve of the Tunisian Revolution, 1987-2011 / Sonia Alba.

Publication Info. Brighton ; Chicago : Sussex Academic Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Subject Tunisian literature (French) -- Women authors -- History and critcism.
Tunisian literature (French) -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Tunisian literature (French) -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Women and literature -- Tunisia.
Politics in literature.
Tunisia -- In literature.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Alba, Sonia. Fight for emancipation. Brighton ; Chicago : Sussex Academic Press, 2019 9781845199395 (DLC) 2018039891 (OCoLC)1055570937
ISBN 9781782845577 (electronic bk.)
1782845577 (electronic bk.)