Salhi, Zahia Smail Books
About the author: Dr. Zahia Smail Salhi is a researcher in North African and Middle Eastern studies. She is lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Leeds, and Book Review Editor of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. She is a member of the editorial staff of the International Journal of Francophone Studies. She received her PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Exeter University1999 0-7734-7957-0
This book examines the development of the Francophone Algerian novel, the circumstances of its emergence, and the various phases of its progress through the pre-independence period, and the extent to which this parallels the political evolution of Algerian nationalism exemplified in the nationalist leader Ferhat Abbas. In focuses on the major themes discussed in the novels, and surveys the criticism of both French and Algerian intelligentsia. The conclusion examines the post-independence literary movement.