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Not So Far from Medina: Assia Djebar Charts Islam’s “Insupportable Femi- nist Revolution”1. Loin de Medine est une coupure – c’est une interruption, je. In Loin de Médine (), where Djebar challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about the Muslim woman, the feminine gender markers play a crucial role. Loin de Medine (Romans, Nouvelles, Recits (Domaine Francais)) (English and French Edition) [Assia Djebar] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying.

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They belong to different tribes, social classes and age groups.

1. Feminine gender is maintained in the English text:

I appeal to you, when I am no longer among you, do not go back to the old, do not wander in the paths of ignorance and clutch your throats. She adopted the pen name Assia Djebar when her first novel, La Soif Hunger was published inin France where she was studying at the Sorbonne. These perceptions are similar to those contained inexotic orientalist texts like The Arabian Nights, where Muslim women live in harems, wear veils and remain confined to their homes.

However, when the Yemenite Queen assumes a less challenging role, the feminine gender is adequately maintained:. Nina Lah rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Are we not all, we Muslim womenprotected by our faith, by our weakness also, from these divisions?

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At first she feels admiration for him but when she realizes he is an impostor she agrees to devise a plan to kill him to take revenge for herself, her husband and her Muslim community. When I use the French language I have the freedom to talk about it all, I have the freedom to depict anyone and anything… I am immediately inside the truth, my own truth Zimra, Les plus importants sont: The only moment when the translator deviates from the original text, is when she has to translate the gender of key feminine words, in this case celleschroniqueuse and orphelines.


An English translation by Dorothy S.

Loin de Médine by Assia Djebar

Jul 29, Minci Ayurveda Ahmetovic rated it really liked it. As a result the range of subversive meanings made possible in the French text is considerably reduced in the English version. After forcing herself to rest for one hour, she once more looks the calm well-born Meccan woman Similar losses seem to occur with the subversive female figure, the Yemenite Queen.

The change from masculine and feminine to feminine and masculine could be read as an attempt by the author to challenge the status quo by giving the Muslim woman more power and control. Books with missing cover Articles containing French-language text All stub articles.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Elizabeth rated it liked it Feb 06, Ironically this is exactly what happened to her story in the official version of Islamic history.

The rebelsheltered in her litter, in the very heart of the danger, urges on her men Peppermint rated it liked it May 18, Annexe More examples from the French and the English Texts 1.

What is most significant in this rendition is that the active subject the Yemenite Queen mdime been completely left out and replaced by a wider concept of admiration and vengeance. Is it in the act of love, the caresses and ecstasies of shared pleasure—shared for the last time—that the woman acts the temptress? This book really surprised me.

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Translating Women in Assia Djebar’s Far From Madina

Une vie Simone Veil. This would to be to presume, in this Yemenite woman, unequivocal purity, a fatal impulse, a spark of tragedy This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Muslim extremists intended to restore social, economic and djbar stability by implementing strict patriarchal Islamic rules, which included depriving Algerian women of their freedoms and preventing them from any participation in public life.

The Best Books of Women in Arab Society. Among these remarkable women we discover the character of the Yemenite Queen, one of the most challenging characters in the novel.

Amel Boutasta rated it liked it Oct 03, She declares that confronted with the threatening events in Algeria and the riots of Refresh and try again. The novel, which dejbar during the start of World War II, follows the stories of several intercultural couples ,Algerian ,Jew and German, French and Algerian Muslim, as they struggle, often unsuccessfully, with their ethnic, generational, and religious differences.