Réalité et poéticité à travers l’écriture djebarienne de la guerre dans Les Enfants du nouveau monde

Type de document: Original Article


1 Maître de conférences, Université de Téhéran, Téhéran, Iran

2 Doctorante, Université de Téhéran , Téhéran, Iran


One of the most influential novels the Algerian war of independence is the Children of the New World written by Assia Djebar. In this literary work, she illustrates a truly tangible and vivid picture of Algerian community during the war, and tries to demonstrate the profound consequences of the war on people's lives through describing the fate of multiple male and female characters in the story. Moreover, the author reflects the people's diverse and sometimes contradictory opinions about this war by exhibiting a variety of personalities and clearly elucidating the dialogue that goes on between them. This article is aimed to adopt a narrative approach in describing and analyzing the emergence of the war issue in Assia Djebar's literary text. We show that she can be considered as the inventor of a special type of war writing featuring a theme that combines realism and factionalism. We then take a sociological critical approach to represent Djebar's ideology about the war, and conclude that she believes in inevitability of defense and struggling for independence, without legitimating any kind of war and assassination, or treating the Algerian's liberation war as a sacred and mythical phenomena.

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