Postcolonial city is at the heart of maghrebian fictions so that it can be approached as a fundamental element of its particular poetics. In their novels Triptyque de Rabat and Le chien d’Ulysse, Khatibi and Bachi respectively link space as an explicative matrix of the national present and even of what goes beyond characters consciousness. This fact helps to understand the way history figures as a virtual paradigm coming down to space, sometimes threw separate facts, and being part of the personal perception of reality. The concept of reality itself becomes problematic regarding this endless past, we mean the impact and the power of the city’s history in the present.
"Poétique de la ville-symptôme dans le roman maghrébin,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 88
, Article 7.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol88/iss1/7