The favorable reception given by French criticism to some of Rachid Boudjedra’s novels can’t be explained by their literary quality only. In fact, the media’s opinion has been influenced by the image of the "authentically Algerian writer" that Boudjedra conveyed, as well as by the political context. Since the emergence of Algerian Literature in French journalistic and academic literary criticism, critics are bounded by ideological a priori.
"Le rôle de la critique dans la réception de l’oeuvre romanesque de Rachid Boudjedra,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 61
, Article 12.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol61/iss1/12