In 1957, Barthes critiqued the omnipresence of imperialist myths. Is his study of the collusion between myths and colonialism still relevant today? Rather than looking for a new canon of postcolonial myths, Rosello proposes to distinguish between two critical stances: demystification and demythification. Rosello suggests that literature can afford to take the risk of mythification through a reading of a "mythoforic" novel: Malika Mokeddem's N'zid, a text that remythifies and demystifies the opposition between nomads and sedentaries.
"Lectures mythophores des recits de l'origine dans N'zid de Malika Mokeddem,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 62
, Article 5.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol62/iss1/5