My essay analyzes Karima Berger’s first novel, L’enfant des deux mondes (1989). The author who has been living in France for more than 25 years tells the story of a Muslim Arab girl (herself ?) educated in the French school system of pre-independent Algeria. In this study, I examine linguistic, cultural and religious issues raised by the novel in an effort to identify the factors that keep the protagonist imprisoned in a permanent state of being in-between-two-worlds without fully belonging to any of them.
"Quand on vient aussi de l’autre monde: appartenance(s), conflit(s) et déchirement(s) dans L’enfant des deux mondes de Karima Berger,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 72
, Article 10.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol72/iss1/10