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Nedjma by Yacine Kateb
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Aug 19, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: academic, historical-fiction, other-cultures, relationships
Read in April, 2010

I read this for a Middle Eastern literature class. Set in Algeria it explores in a very nonlinear/postmodern narrative style the complexities of Algerian national identity particularly in relation to their ties with French rule. I found they style of writing and storytelling to be incredibly distracting from the process of enjoyment and learning - i really had to dig into this one and even so was left unsatisfied and rather mystified about its acclaim.

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Jmstewart2000 american???

Jmstewart2000 I found the above-mentioned review notably good. WE do not find people reading these kind of novels today. IT's all about harry potter and twilight,you know. Well, about the satisfacion you have mentioned, I could not get that well. BUT if it happened that you were talking about the novel's way of telling the events of the story,well, I think the publication year can answer(1956): this was a very tough time in the history of the author's country. thank you,,,

Kaeli yes I am American....
thank you for your comments - i love dialoging about books and you're totally right that the publication year has a lot to do with the postmodern structure of the book. Thanks :o)

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