Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature


My article analyses the representation of women in the Carnets d’Orient, a graphic novel series that tells the (hi)story of Algeria since its colonial conquest by the French army until its independence in 1962. I argue that the representation of women in the series varies not only according to the periods represented in the work, but also and more importantly according to the evolution that took place in the author himself while working on the series. the essay is organized in three parts according to three historical periods. The first period is that of the colonial conquest of Algeria (1830-1872) which corresponds to the first two volumes of the series. The second historical period is that of French Algeria. It extends from 1872 to the beginning of the war in 1954, and is represented in the series in volumes 3-5. The final period is that of the Algerian War of Independence that corresponds to volumes 5-10.



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