This article analyzes two erotic works : L’amande and La traversée des sens. It aims to look at whether the sexual liberation of the female protagonists succeeds in defining a subversive discourse which allows Arab women to escape binary representations made of them or whether, on the contrary the author reproduces such representations. After a quick overview of the difficult situation in which Arab feminists often find themselves both the East and the West, this study examines if Nedjma’s two novels adopt a feminist posture or if they fail to reach the objectives that critics have attributed to them.
Calargé, Carla and Gueydan-Turek, Alexandra
"Libération sexuelle ou aliénation textuelle : la subalterne peut-elle parler de son corps ?,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 85:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol85/iss1/12
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