Nangia, Shonu Books

Shonu Nangia is an Associate Professor of Foreign Languages at Louisiana State University at Alexandria where he teaches French and Spanish. He earned his Ph.D. in Modern Languages from Wayne State University.

Male-Female Relations in the Literary Maghreb: Poetics and Politics of Violence and Liberation in Francophone North African Literature by Tahar Ben Jelloun
2011 0-7734-1488-6
This book is a study of male-female relations in two acclaimed novels by contemporary Maghrebi Francophone author and French intellectual, Tahar Ben Jelloun. The problematic of male-female relations in the Maghreb, especially as represented by Tahar Ben Jelloun--with its extensive and overarching implications and possibilities within and beyond the realm of literary enquiry--has not received due scholarly and critical attention up until now. This study responds to the need for a holistic understanding of these male-female relations.

This volume makes a solid and timely contribution to the field of Francophone literature in general and Ben Jelloun studies in particular. Presenting original analysis and rooted in extensive research, it fulfills a major need in the discipline. As a literary study with solid sociological underpinnings it will provide researchers and scholars, as well as lay readers, a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of Tahar Ben Jelloun’s writing in terms of content, ideology, and style, in addition to a better understanding of the Maghreb and of Muslim cultures and societies in our present times.